Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salary

Electronics Drafters in the United States can expect wages of $19.62 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Electronics Drafters approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $63K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Electronics Drafters (85 percent) who took the survey. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,847 - $69,203
$33K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,347
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90%

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$14.59 - $27.88
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.60
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$0$69K
Salary $32,847 - $69,203
Bonus $0.00 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,526
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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$31,565 - $62,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $27.88
Overtime $21.06 - $38.06
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,526
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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$31,565 - $62,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

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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Electronics Drafters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Electrical Design Engineer. The average Electrical Design Engineer brings home $68K per year. 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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microstation, autodesk autocad, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Revit MEP, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoCAD. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Pay by Experience for an Electrical / Electronics Drafter has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical / Electronics Drafter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical / Electronics Drafter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Electrical / Electronics Drafter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 25 salaries. An Electrical / Electronics Drafter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 11 salaries.

Electrical / Electronics Drafter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrical / Electronics Drafter?

Electrical / Electronics Drafter in Jacksonville:
"Electrical Draftsman."
Pros: It's honest work. Usually can keep work and life separate.
Cons: Short deadlines. Inconsistent work flow, under staffed.

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Key Stats for Electrical / Electronics Drafter

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲44%

▲21%

▲19%

National Average
$43,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Electrical / Electronics Drafter Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%


Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%