Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

The average Electronics Drafter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $19.76 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Electronics Drafters far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,564 - $69,391
$32K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,559
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$14.57 - $30.43
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MEDIAN: $19.76
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,564 - $69,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
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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$31,206 - $63,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $30.43  
   
Overtime
$18.57 - $47.40  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
   
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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$31,206 - $63,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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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For Electronics Drafters, progressing to an Electrical Design Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Electrical Design Engineer can earn $68K annually. Typical career progression for an Electronics Drafter involves becoming an Electrical Designer or an AutoCAD Designer, roles that pay $16K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Survey results suggest that Electronics Drafters use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microstation, autodesk autocad, AutoCAD, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Revit MEP, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in AutoCAD are similarly competent 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electronics Drafters make a median salary of $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

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Key Stats for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲40%

▲22%

▲21%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲8%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼2%



Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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