Pay for Electronics Drafters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $19.62 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electronics Drafters. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Electronics Drafters who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,444 - $69,930
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MEDIAN: $41,855
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$14.59 - $30.39
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,444 - $69,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$31,371 - $63,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $30.39  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $45.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$31,371 - $63,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Electrical Design Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $68K annually. Career advancement for the typical Electronics Drafter often leads to becoming an Electrical Designer or an AutoCAD Designer; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Electronics Drafters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. On average, Electronics Drafters make $51K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Microstation
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$42,000

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Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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