Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

Average Electronics Drafters in the United States make around $19.58 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Electronics Drafters who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Electronics Drafters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,580 - $69,391
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$69K
MEDIAN: $42,779
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$14.52 - $30.07
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MEDIAN: $19.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,580 - $69,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,176 - $63,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $30.07  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,176 - $63,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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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At the upper end, Electronics Drafters who move into an Electrical Design Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Electrical Design Engineers is a much higher $68K per year. Career advancement for the typical Electronics Drafter often leads to becoming an Electrical Designer or an AutoCAD Designer; median salaries in these positions are $17K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Survey results suggest that Electronics Drafters put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microstation, autodesk autocad, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autodesk Revit MEP. 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 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲46%

▲23%

▲22%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$42,000


Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▼1%

▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 20%