Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

An average Electronics Drafter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.14 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Electronics Drafters survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most Electronics Drafters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,134 - $59,903

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$13.84 - $26.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,134 - $59,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,000  
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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$30,069 - $58,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $26.31  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,000  
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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$30,069 - $58,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 who go on to become Electrical Design Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Electrical Design Engineers is $67K annually. Electrical Designers or AutoCAD Designers are common next-step roles for Electronics Drafters moving up in their careers; annual pay for Electrical Designers is $17K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for AutoCAD Designers.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Electronics Drafters only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, Microstation, AutoCAD, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

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


For many Electronics Drafters, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Electronics Drafters with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $50K.

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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Autodesk Revit MEP
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microstation
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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