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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,780
25th Percentile Wage
$46,260
50th Percentile Wage
$59,970
75th Percentile Wage
$77,700
90th Percentile Wage
$96,820

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 $96,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,780. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,9700.75%7.12%
201559,5201.23%-
201458,7902.62%-
201357,2502.71%-
201255,700--

Table 2. Electrical and Electronics Drafters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electrical and electronics drafters in 13 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 $85,460. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $46,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,460
Utilities
$73,490
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$63,960
Manufacturing
$62,230
Construction
$58,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,840
Information
$57,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,210
Wholesale Trade
$53,480
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 $82,410. The highest paying state for electrical and electronics drafters is Washington with a median annual salary of $82,410. 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
$82,410
District of Columbia
$80,910
Maine
$69,540
New Mexico
$69,530
New York
$69,440
Connecticut
$67,340
Illinois
$66,700
New Hampshire
$65,330
Louisiana
$65,130
New Jersey
$64,840
Texas
$63,630
Colorado
$62,950
Arizona
$62,700
California
$62,700
Indiana
$62,210
Georgia
$61,180
Delaware
$61,160
Alaska
$61,140
South Carolina
$59,570
Maryland
$59,200
Iowa
$57,740
Oklahoma
$57,470
Missouri
$57,370
Hawaii
$56,390
Nevada
$55,960
Tennessee
$55,670
Massachusetts
$55,560
Arkansas
$55,080
North Carolina
$55,010
Oregon
$54,460
Minnesota
$54,440
Pennsylvania
$54,380
Virginia
$53,970
North Dakota
$53,800
Montana
$53,660
Ohio
$52,770
Alabama
$52,740
Rhode Island
$52,580
Idaho
$51,270
Utah
$51,020
Kansas
$50,640
Mississippi
$50,430
Nebraska
$50,370
Wisconsin
$49,900
West Virginia
$49,450
Florida
$49,250
Kentucky
$48,980
Michigan
$48,700
South Dakota
$36,900
Puerto Rico
$36,400


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