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Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

Median pay for Electronics Drafters in the United States is around $17.80 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most Electronics Drafters survey respondents are men (73 percent). The majority of Electronics Drafters claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,813 - $60,737
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$13.69 - $26.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,813 - $60,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
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$29,852 - $57,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $26.14  
   
Overtime
$20.17 - $35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
   
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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$29,852 - $57,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Electrical Designer. The average pay for an Electrical Designer is $57K annually.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Electronics Drafters who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, Microstation, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Electronics Drafters bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $51K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Autodesk Revit MEP
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Microstation
0%

National Average
$41,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%