Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

Electronics Drafters in the United States take home an average $19.69 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Electronics Drafters are male. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Job satisfaction for Electronics Drafters is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,095 - $67,404
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,639
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$14.65 - $29.52
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MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,095 - $67,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,076  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,688 - $63,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $45.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,076  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,688 - $63,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

  • Create technical electrical drawings to meet quality and manufacturing needs.
  • Explain, interpret and audit drawings, installations and documentation.
  • Work with clients, vendors and engineers to create specifications and schematics.

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. The most common next step for an Electronics Drafter is to become an Electrical Designer or an AutoCAD Designer. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Electronics Drafters report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microstation, autodesk autocad, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Autodesk Revit MEP and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know AutoCAD also know Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Pay by Experience for an Electrical / Electronics Drafter has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical / Electronics Drafter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical / Electronics Drafter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Electrical / Electronics Drafter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 25 salaries. An Electrical / Electronics Drafter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲45%

▲21%

▲20%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲7%

National Average
$43,000


Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▼2%

▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%
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