Salary for Electrical 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

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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.

An Electrical Drafter receives an average salary on a scale from 40000 to 60000 based on experience. Electrical Drafters get an average pay level of Fifty Six Thousand dollars on a yearly basis.

Electrical Drafters can get the best compensation in Illinois, where they receive average job salaries of close to $66480. People in this category of job can get the best pay in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can earn an average pay rate of $62230.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.70 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Electrical Drafters tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $62,230
Transportation and Warehousing $60,730
Construction $56,500
Manufacturing $56,310
Public Administration $55,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $55,150
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $49,150
Wholesale Trade $53,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises $53,230
Other Services (except Public Administration) $53,560
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $54,250
Educational Services $54,420
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