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Electrical and Electronics Drafters Salary Information

The salary statistics of electrical and electronics drafters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of electrical and electronics drafters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The electrical and electronics drafters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Electrical and Electronics Drafters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,140
25th Percentile Wage
$45,910
50th Percentile Wage
$59,690
75th Percentile Wage
$77,880
90th Percentile Wage
$97,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics drafters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electrical and electronics drafters is $97,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,140. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$59,690
-0.47% 6.68%
2016
$59,970
0.75% -
2015
$59,520
1.23% -
2014
$58,790
2.62% -
2013
$57,250
2.71% -
2012
$55,700
- -

Table 2. Electrical and Electronics Drafters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electrical and electronics drafters in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for electrical and electronics drafters occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $85,330. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $46,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,330
Utilities
$74,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$63,140
Manufacturing
$62,720
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,190
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,610
Construction
$57,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,360
Information
$55,480
Mining
$55,130
Wholesale Trade
$50,990
Retail Trade
$48,700
Educational Services
$46,470

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Electrical and Electronics Drafters by States

From the above tables we note that not only electrical and electronics drafters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of electrical and electronics drafters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,400 to $92,870. The highest paying state for electrical and electronics drafters is Washington with a median annual salary of $92,870. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,400. For more salary information of electrical and electronics drafters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$92,870
Vermont
$89,350
District of Columbia
$85,170
New Mexico
$73,530
Maine
$70,040
Delaware
$69,930
New Jersey
$69,140
Louisiana
$68,340
Illinois
$67,830
New Hampshire
$66,960
California
$66,400
New York
$62,570
Arizona
$60,870
Massachusetts
$59,950
South Carolina
$59,700
Nevada
$59,530
Texas
$59,270
Maryland
$59,090
Arkansas
$59,080
Colorado
$58,960
Utah
$58,530
Tennessee
$58,490
Indiana
$58,480
Minnesota
$58,170
Oregon
$57,930
Iowa
$57,590
Oklahoma
$57,030
North Dakota
$56,940
Florida
$56,170
Pennsylvania
$56,140
Georgia
$56,000
Hawaii
$55,630
Connecticut
$54,850
Ohio
$52,910
Virginia
$52,720
Rhode Island
$52,580
Alaska
$52,510
Nebraska
$52,050
Kentucky
$50,700
Wisconsin
$50,680
Alabama
$50,270
Michigan
$49,720
Missouri
$49,540
West Virginia
$49,450
North Carolina
$49,070
Montana
$47,220
Mississippi
$45,560
Idaho
$45,410
Kansas
$41,410
South Dakota
$39,850
Puerto Rico
$36,400



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