$46,658
Avg. Salary
$19.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$990

Bonus

$1,474

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrical / Electronics Drafter is $19.80 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrical / Electronics Drafter is $46,658 per year.

10%
$14.31
10%
$19.80
50%
$28.37
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.80
10%
$35k
10%
$47k
50%
$69k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $46,658
$34,604 - $69,297
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$69K
MEDIAN: $46,658
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$14.31 - $28.37
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MEDIAN: $19.80
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$0$69K
Salary $34,604 - $69,297
Bonus $0.00 - $3,036
Profit Sharing $388 - $6,698
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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$31,456 - $64,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.31 - $28.37
Overtime $18.22 - $38.27
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,036
Profit Sharing $388 - $6,698
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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$31,456 - $64,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 197

Job Description

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


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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


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

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.

Job Reviews

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

Electrical / Electronics Drafter in Thomasville:
"A good challenge."
Pros: I am trusted and relied on to do my work.
Cons: They are underpaying me.

Electrical / Electronics Drafter in Vancouver:
"Generally pleasant."
Pros: It’s like Portland, with less traffic
Cons: Rent is expensive

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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Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲42%

▲19%

▲18%

National Average
$43,000

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$43,000


▼4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 19%