CAD Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a CAD Manager make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a CAD Manager in the United States is $57 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $51 and $67. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Manages a team of computer aided design (CAD) drafters. Establishes departmental standards for software, techniques, and tools to prepare technical drawings. Coordinates with engineers or designers and CAD drafters to ensure stakeholder satisfaction with projects. Reviews performance on projects. Assesses potential new uses for CAD within the organization. Uses knowledge of the field to keep the department's software, techniques, and tools up to date. Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a director or head of unit/department. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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    Bachelor's Degree

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    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    CAD Senior Manager


    Bachelor's Degree

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