Salary for Electrical Drafters

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This occupation has now been updated to Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Also known as:  Circuit Board Drafter, Electrical Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technician, Electrical Drafter, Electrical Systems Drafter, Electronic Drafter, Printed Circuit Board Drafter helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The primary duties of electrical drafters, ironically, is not drafting. These professionals are expected to create specifications and instructions for the installation of transformers and power lines and other equipment used to relay power from high-voltage lines to consumers. They do, however, create master sketches, working diagrams, and wiring diagrams for these installations. Electrical drafters also must test specifications to ensure compliance with regulations, and to ensure safety. Apprenticeships for this occupation exist, and some college training is generally expected.

A Electrical Drafter earns salaries somewhere between $37,020 - $101,130 based on experience and talent. can receive an average pay level of sixty-five thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars annually.

receive the highest compensation in District of Columbia, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to about $96,230. People in this job function are paid most highly in Utilities, where they receive average wages of $80,460.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.59 percent nationwide in that time.


Electrical Drafters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration