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What is an Electrical & Electronics Drafter?

Occupation Description Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

  • Electrical Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technician
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Systems Drafter
  • Circuit Board Drafter
  • Electronic Drafter

Is There Job Demand for Electrical and Electronics Drafters?

In the United States, there were 27,400 jobs for Electrical and Electronics Drafters in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.8% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,900 new jobs for Electrical and Electronics Drafters by 2026. There will be an estimated 2,600 positions for Electrical & Electronics Drafter per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Electrical and Electronics Drafters in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Electrical and Electronics Drafters are California, Texas, and Florida.

Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Wyoming, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for Electrical and Electronics Drafters

The typical yearly salary for Electrical and Electronics Drafters is somewhere between $36,660 and $99,240. The median salary is $60,070.

Salary Ranges for Electrical and Electronics Drafters

How much do Electrical and Electronics Drafters make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Washington

$88,120

District of Columbia

$87,870

Vermont

$77,590

California

$76,420

New Mexico

$74,870

Oregon

$70,700

New Jersey

$69,950

New York

$69,500

Illinois

$68,930

Louisiana

$68,510

Alaska

$67,360

New Hampshire

$65,740

Delaware

$65,480

Oklahoma

$64,650

Massachusetts

$63,880

Minnesota

$63,870

Arizona

$63,790

West Virginia

$63,740

Tennessee

$63,600

South Carolina

$63,210

Pennsylvania

$63,170

Hawaii

$63,020

North Dakota

$62,400

Maryland

$61,750

Utah

$61,660

Missouri

$61,420

Iowa

$61,380

Virginia

$61,160

Texas

$60,760

Arkansas

$60,730

Colorado

$60,430

Mississippi

$60,340

Ohio

$59,680

Connecticut

$58,250

Kentucky

$58,200

Maine

$58,190

Indiana

$57,980

Nevada

$57,850

Wyoming

$57,530

Nebraska

$56,520

Alabama

$55,550

Florida

$55,390

Wisconsin

$54,720

Georgia

$54,220

Montana

$51,960

North Carolina

$47,690

Michigan

$47,620

Kansas

$45,910

Idaho

$44,760

Where Electrical and Electronics Drafters Work

Electrical & Electronics Drafter Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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