How much do CAD designers make?

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  1. MBrown

    MBrown Diamond Member

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    I am thinking about changing my Major to CAD. I would be getting an AAS in CAD. How much does one with that degree make?
     
  2. bonkers325

    bonkers325 Lifer

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    check www.salary.com

    i'm assuming you want to be a CAD drafter? i'm not sure how much they make, but its not a career i'd choose.
     
  3. PAB

    PAB Banned

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    $50k is not uncommon.
     
  4. Special K

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    I didn't realize CAD was a major. I thought it just referred to the tools some engineers use.
     
  5. Sukhoi

    Sukhoi Elite Member

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    That would be so boring.
     
  6. MBrown

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    Text
     
  7. helpme

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    That's because it's more of a tech degree (hence the AA). You don't see them in BS form.
     
  8. KillerCharlie

    KillerCharlie Diamond Member

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    Yeah, CAD is a tool. If you become an engineer, you use CAD as a means to accomplish your tasks. If you get a technical CAD degree, you just do exactly what engineers tell you all day.

    engineering >>> technical CAD degree
     
  9. NatePo717

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    I'm getting my BS in ME and am going into the design field right out of school. I will be making ~ $56,000/year
     
  10. Justin218

    Justin218 Platinum Member

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    ya, it just seems like a tool to me as well, rather than an actual concentration of study. CAD aides you in building something. That something is what you want to be doing.
     
  11. Beev

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    CAD is so damn easy to use. Had it mastered in high school...