How Much Do Electronic Drafters Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Electronic Drafters

Electronic Drafters draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$65720 per year
Hourly wage
$32 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$37,020 to $47,980 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $23 per hour

Entry-level Electronic Drafters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $37,020 to $47,980 per year or $18 to $23 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Electronic Drafters to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $49 $101,130
Senior (Top 25%) $38 $79,740
Middle (Mid 50%) $30 $62,100
Junior (Bottom 25%) $23 $47,980
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $37,020

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $46 $96,230
AK $43 $88,740
NM $38 $78,820
NY $37 $77,150
IL $36 $73,950
KY $35 $73,010
VT $35 $72,930
MA $35 $72,770
NJ $35 $72,610
CA $35 $71,880

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Electronic Drafter is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Electronic Drafters are in the states of DC, AK, NM, NY and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scientific Research and Development Services $90240 $43.39
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing $81620 $39.24
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $80760 $38.83
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $80300 $38.61
Management of Companies and Enterprises $75540 $36.32
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $74720 $35.92
Employment Services $73850 $35.51
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $69860 $33.59
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $69600 $33.46
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $69580 $33.45
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $69320 $33.33
Natural Gas Distribution $68720 $33.04
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $68050 $32.72
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $67160 $32.29
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $65360 $31.42
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $64620 $31.07
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $64440 $30.98
Building Equipment Contractors $64000 $30.77
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing $63430 $30.49
Local Government $63360 $30.46
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $62720 $30.15
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $62580 $30.09
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $61670 $29.65
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $60290 $28.98
Investigation and Security Services $60200 $28.94
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $60060 $28.87
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $59270 $28.50
Telecommunications $58990 $28.36
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $58940 $28.34
Utility System Construction $58830 $28.28

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