Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

For Electronics Drafters, hourly average wages total $18.70 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Electronics Drafters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Electronics Drafters survey respondents are men (72 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,897 - $62,193
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,973
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$13.82 - $26.34
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,897 - $62,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,373 - $59,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $26.34  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $36.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,373 - $59,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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.

Common Career Paths for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


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Electronics Drafters may progress into high-paying roles like Electrical Design Engineer, where median compensation is $68K annually. Typical career progression for an Electronics Drafter involves becoming an Electrical Designer or an AutoCAD Designer, roles that pay $15K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Electronics Drafters who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, Microstation, AutoCAD, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know AutoCAD are also skilled in Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

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


Electronics Drafters with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Electronics Drafters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $50K.

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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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