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Average Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Hourly Pay

$19.82
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$1,008
Bonus
$1,474
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator is $19.82.
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$14.77
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$19.82
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$26.85
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $27
Bonus
$99 - $3,091
Profit Sharing
$510 - $8,109
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$31,564 - $59,301
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What Do Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operators Do?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Tasks
  • Provide detailed design drawings to support construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and fabrication feasibility of designs and work with engineers to resolve problems.
  • Document designs and provide associated drawings that meet project specifications.

Job Satisfaction for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator

4 out of 5
(97)
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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operators?

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operators?

An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.25 based on 22 salaries. An early career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.46 based on 198 salaries. A mid-career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.64 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.23 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.8% more) and Houston, Texas (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (9.2% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 493 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
40.2%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
15.8%