Salary for Electronic 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!

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.

A Electronic Drafter usually receives a compensation in a range of $37,020 to $101,130 based on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely receive a wage of sixty-five thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars per year.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, where they can earn compensation, on average, of about $96,230. People in this job function are paid most highly in Utilities, where they can earn an average salary rate 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.


Electronic 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