Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

Electronics Drafters in the United States pull down an average of $18.70 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Electronics Drafters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Electronics Drafters survey respondents are men (72 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,897 - $62,193
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,973
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$13.82 - $26.34
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,897 - $62,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$30,373 - $59,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $26.34  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $36.14  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$30,373 - $59,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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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As Electronics Drafters transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Design Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Design Engineers earn $68K on average per year. It is quite typical for Electronics Drafters to transition into roles as Electrical Designers or AutoCAD Designers, where reported median earnings are $15K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Electrical / Electronics Drafter


Electronics Drafters usually 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in AutoCAD also know Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

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


For Electronics Drafters, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Electronics Drafters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $50K.

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Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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