Electrical and Electronics Drafters Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical and electronics drafters in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical and electronics drafters amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Electrical and Electronics Drafters in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,540
25th Percentile Wage
$53,330
50th Percentile Wage
$66,400
75th Percentile Wage
$89,790
90th Percentile Wage
$115,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics drafters in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics drafters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,400
5.57% 13.84%
2016
$62,700
5.55% -
2015
$59,220
-2.85% -
2014
$60,910
5.60% -
2013
$57,500
0.50% -
2012
$57,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical and Electronics Drafters in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical and electronics drafters in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical and electronics drafters in state of California ranges from $30,580 to $81,300. The highest paying area for electrical and electronics drafters in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $81,300. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $77,350). The lowest paying area is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $30,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$81,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$77,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$75,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$70,020
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$67,110
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$66,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$64,550
Bakersfield-Delano
$63,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$62,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$60,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$58,880
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,350
Fresno
$44,610
Modesto
$43,670
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$30,580




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