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Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary (United States)

An Electrical / Electronics Drafter earns an average wage of $17.45 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary (?
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$30,893 - $60,737
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,255
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Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary (?
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$13.48 - $26.14
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26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,893 - $60,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,669 - $58,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $26.14  
   
Overtime
$20.14 - $36.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,669 - $58,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Electrical / electronics drafters analyze information provided by engineers and architects in order to prepare technical drawings of electrical wiring systems in power plans, high voltage distribution centers, and communication hubs. Electrical / electronics drafters work a typical 40-hour workweek in office environments. The work is both mental and physical and can cause back discomfort, hand/wrist problems, and eyestrain due to the many hours in front of computers.
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Electrical / Electronics Drafter Tasks
  • Work with clients, vendors and engineers to create specifications and schematics.
  • Explain, interpret and audit drawings, installations and documentation.
  • Create technical electrical drawings to meet quality and manufacturing needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 5%
National Average
$41,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microstation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%