Salary for Electronic 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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Electronic drafters create schematics, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and circuit board assembly diagrams that are used in the development, installation and repair of electronics. They may confer with engineers other trade professionals regarding the requirements and specifications needed for the drawings, and work with digital and hard copy sources to ensure drawing accuracy. Additionally, these professionals may serve a supervisory role in the design, manufacture and testing of printed circuit boards. Familiarity with computer-aided design software and electronic circuitry may be requirements for this position. Apprenticeships and/or some college training may be expected.

An Electronic Drafter will normally receive an average compensation somewhere between 40000 - 60000 based on experience. Electronic Drafters get an average wage of Fifty Six Thousand dollars yearly.

Electronic Drafters can receive the best pay in Illinois, which has average pay scales of approximately $66480. They make the most money in Transportation and Warehousing, which has average pay of $62230.

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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
Electronic 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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