How much does a CAD Designer make?

Updated May 8, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$53,896 /yr
Average Base Pay

890 salaries

$36K

Low

$54K

Average

$81K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a CAD Designer is $53,896 in United States. Filter by location to see CAD Designer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 890 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by CAD Designer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Cad Designer$53,896 /yr
L3
Senior Cad Designer$71,410 /yr
L4
Lead Cad Designer$76,992 /yr
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$82,570

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$43,655

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$56,860

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Stantec
3.7

Stantec

CAD Designer

$44,320

 /yr
Range: $42K - $50K
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$42K

$50K

$41,889 - $50,489 Range

Tata Technologies
3.4

Tata Technologies

CAD Designer

$73,830

 /yr
Range: $62K - $74K

$62K

$74K

$61,887 - $73,830 Range

Vivint Solar
3.4

Vivint Solar

CAD Designer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $17

$11

$17

$11 - $17 Range

HDR
4

HDR

CAD Designer

$55,878

 /yr
Range: $51K - $87K

$51K

$87K

$51,366 - $86,725 Range

AECOM
3.6

AECOM

CAD Designer

$52,973

 /yr
Range: $47K - $88K

$47K

$88K

$47,433 - $87,521 Range

Freese and Nichols
4.2

Freese and Nichols

CAD Designer

$54,066

 /yr
Range: $48K - $95K

$48K

$95K

$47,689 - $95,401 Range

Amec Foster Wheeler
3.3

Amec Foster Wheeler

CAD Designer

$57,065

 /yr
Range: $52K - $72K

$52K

$72K

$52,487 - $72,121 Range

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The Veritas Healthcare Solutions
3.5

The Veritas Healthcare Solutions

CAD Designer

$70,558

 /yr
Range: $71K - $71K

$71K

$71K

$70,558 - $70,558 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

CAD Designer

$56,420

 /yr
Range: $45K - $87K

$45K

$87K

$44,795 - $87,195 Range

Dewberry
4

Dewberry

CAD Designer

$55,495

 /yr
Range: $53K - $65K

$53K

$65K

$52,926 - $64,676 Range

Solo (UT)
4.6

Solo (UT)

CAD Designer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $18

$12

$18

$12 - $18 Range

Ford Motor Company
4.1

Ford Motor Company

CAD Designer

$89,823

 /yr
Range: $75K - $100K

$75K

$100K

$74,683 - $99,736 Range

Jacobs
3.9

Jacobs

CAD Designer

$76,788

 /yr
Range: $48K - $96K

$48K

$96K

$47,567 - $96,185 Range

Cardno
3.3

Cardno

CAD Designer

$49,631

 /yr
Range: $49K - $52K

$49K

$52K

$48,994 - $52,118 Range

Tetra Tech
3.8

Tetra Tech

CAD Designer

$52,665

 /yr
Range: $51K - $61K

$51K

$61K

$51,423 - $61,430 Range

American Eagle Outfitters
3.8

American Eagle Outfitters

CAD Designer

$125,249

 /yr
Range: $91K - $128K

$91K

$128K

$91,425 - $128,339 Range

KPFF
4

KPFF

CAD Designer

$50,410

 /yr
Range: $44K - $57K

$44K

$57K

$44,069 - $56,700 Range

Abercrombie & Fitch
3.6

Abercrombie & Fitch

CAD Designer

$86,274

 /yr
Range: $58K - $94K

$58K

$94K

$57,601 - $94,404 Range

Huitt-Zollars
2.8

Huitt-Zollars

CAD Designer

$53,892

 /yr
Range: $49K - $71K

$49K

$71K

$49,245 - $71,350 Range

NexAge Technologies USA
4

NexAge Technologies USA

CAD Designer

$46,192

 /yr
Range: $45K - $52K

$45K

$52K

$45,086 - $52,285 Range

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Frequently asked questions about CAD Designer salaries

The average salary for a CAD Designer is $53,896 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 890 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by CAD Designer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a CAD Designer in United States is $81,412 per year.

The lowest salary for a CAD Designer in United States is $35,680 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent cad designer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50,000
per year
A CAD Designer in the Grand Rapids, MI Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Grand Rapids, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$51,000
per year
A CAD Technician in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $51,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$33
hourly
A Design Assurance Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A CAD Designer in the Grand Rapids, MI Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Grand Rapids, MI Area area
Contract
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
An AutoCAD Drafter in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public