Average Design Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Skills Salary at Caterpillar, Inc.

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The average salary for a Design Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills at Caterpillar, Inc. is $75,689.
MEDIAN $75,689
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$61k - $95k

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Job Description for Design Engineer

Design Engineer Tasks
  • Design components using computer-based tools or by hand and create specification documents for each product.
  • Create prototypes, tests, and make recommendations to improve production efficiency.
  • Conduct analysis of designs using internal tools and ensure each design follows the required specifications.
The top respondents for the job title Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, RFA Minnesota Engineering and General Motors Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $103,177. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and General Motors Corporation, earning around $87,630 and $87,429, respectively. RFA Minnesota Engineering pays the lowest at around $56,600. Siemens and Parker Hannifin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,663 and $68,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Pro/Engineer, Product Development, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.