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Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Drafters

The top 77 highest paying industries for electrical and electronics drafters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $84,020, transportation equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for electrical and electronics drafters. It is followed by audio and video equipment manufacturing industry (average annual salary $78,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of electrical and electronics drafters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 77 Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,020
960
2 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$78,720
80
3 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$75,580
n/a
4 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,110
n/a
5 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$69,590
1,740
6 Chemical Manufacturing
$69,380
40
7 Utilities
$69,140
1,800
8 Testing Laboratories
$68,790
60
9 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$66,710
240
10 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$66,070
1,310
11 Ship and Boat Building
$64,390
n/a
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$63,340
210
13 Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,340
210
14 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$62,440
200
15 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$62,200
100
16 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$62,190
3,070
17 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$62,030
40
18 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$61,600
90
19 Manufacturing
$60,920
6,840
20 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$60,600
220
21 Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,600
220
22 Utility System Construction
$60,290
110
23 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,290
110
24 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$59,940
80
25 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,800
230
26 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,750
200
27 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,470
190
28 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,430
1,310
29 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$58,780
600
30 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$58,460
430
31 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,300
110
32 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$58,160
960
33 Temporary Help Services
$58,040
580
34 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$58,030
420
35 Engineering Services
$57,900
10,840
36 Building Equipment Contractors
$57,890
4,270
37 Building Finishing Contractors
$57,810
50
38 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$57,800
11,500
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,800
12,580
40 Employment Services
$57,730
660
41 Specialty Trade Contractors
$57,730
4,510
42 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$57,560
40
43 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,550
390
44 Construction
$57,550
4,790
45 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$57,270
1,100
46 Information
$57,110
1,210
47 Telecommunications
$57,080
1,130
48 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$56,780
2,760
49 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,710
170
50 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,500
960
51 Natural Gas Distribution
$56,460
60
52 Administrative and Support Services
$56,380
950
53 Wholesale Trade
$55,370
400
54 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$54,710
1,760
55 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$54,630
110
56 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,270
320
57 Machinery Manufacturing
$53,830
690
58 Security Systems Services
$53,720
250
59 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$53,600
1,170
60 Investigation and Security Services
$53,420
260
61 Specialized Design Services
$53,390
100
62 Nonresidential Building Construction
$53,370
170
63 Construction of Buildings
$53,370
170
64 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$53,350
210
65 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$53,240
80
66 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$52,560
160
67 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$51,110
160
68 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$50,920
150
69 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$50,440
70
70 Transportation and Warehousing
$50,310
40
71 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$50,280
190
72 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,550
50
73 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,870
110
74 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$46,680
50
75 Retail Trade
$45,240
n/a
76 Repair and Maintenance
$40,940
60
77 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,940
60
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