Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,960 2.6 % $26.90 $55,960 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.33 $20.19 $25.49 $32.66 $39.90
Annual Wage (2) $33,960 $42,000 $53,020 $67,920 $82,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,690 0.76 $26.61 $55,350
Building Equipment Contractors 3,800 0.23 $27.32 $56,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,130 0.54 $29.98 $62,370
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,320 0.33 $27.51 $57,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,300 0.35 $25.86 $53,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 920 0.81 $28.33 $58,930
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,020 0.76 $23.51 $48,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,690 0.76 $26.61 $55,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,130 0.54 $29.98 $62,370
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.50 $28.38 $59,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 910 0.19 $31.99 $66,550
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,130 0.54 $29.98 $62,370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 140 0.03 $29.12 $60,580
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.11 $29.08 $60,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $28.93 $60,170


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,120 0.22 1.01 $28.44 $59,150
Texas 3,070 0.30 1.38 $27.98 $58,200
New York 1,800 0.22 0.98 $30.09 $62,600
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.25 1.16 $24.79 $51,570
Florida 1,250 0.18 0.80 $23.66 $49,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 270 0.47 2.12 $25.42 $52,870
Washington 1,090 0.41 1.85 $31.34 $65,190
Delaware 150 0.38 1.74 $27.49 $57,190
Hawaii 210 0.36 1.63 $23.42 $48,710
Idaho 210 0.35 1.59 $27.60 $57,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 130 0.12 0.53 $32.80 $68,230
Illinois 920 0.17 0.76 $31.76 $66,060
Washington 1,090 0.41 1.85 $31.34 $65,190
Massachusetts 730 0.23 1.06 $30.55 $63,550
New York 1,800 0.22 0.98 $30.09 $62,600

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,070 0.43 1.95 $28.56 $59,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.17 0.77 $30.99 $64,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 820 0.61 2.78 $33.42 $69,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.20 0.89 $33.21 $69,070
Austin-Round Rock, TX 620 0.81 3.70 $35.92 $74,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 0.66 $28.87 $60,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.32 1.46 $24.85 $51,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.59 2.67 $33.36 $69,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.25 1.14 $24.78 $51,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.21 0.96 $28.13 $58,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.00 4.55 $33.07 $68,790
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 120 0.94 4.28 $28.15 $58,550
Huntsville, AL 190 0.94 4.26 $25.46 $52,950
Austin-Round Rock, TX 620 0.81 3.70 $35.92 $74,720
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.74 3.38 $29.35 $61,050
Billings, MT 60 0.70 3.19 $24.71 $51,400
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.65 2.97 $25.38 $52,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 820 0.61 2.78 $33.42 $69,510
Boise City-Nampa, ID 160 0.61 2.76 $28.79 $59,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.59 2.67 $33.36 $69,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 0.70 $36.40 $75,700
Austin-Round Rock, TX 620 0.81 3.70 $35.92 $74,720
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 100 0.13 0.58 $34.86 $72,510
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $34.55 $71,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 820 0.61 2.78 $33.42 $69,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.59 2.67 $33.36 $69,390
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.20 0.89 $33.21 $69,070
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.00 4.55 $33.07 $68,790
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 0.23 1.04 $32.51 $67,630
Syracuse, NY 140 0.48 2.18 $32.40 $67,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.07 4.85 $25.12 $52,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 3.27 $23.98 $49,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.55 $23.86 $49,630
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.66 $24.33 $50,600
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.25 $30.91 $64,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.07 4.85 $25.12 $52,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 3.27 $23.98 $49,880
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.66 $24.33 $50,600
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.55 $23.86 $49,630
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.51 $26.89 $55,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.19 $37.42 $77,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.25 $30.91 $64,290
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.98 $58,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.51 $26.89 $55,930
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.59 $26.77 $55,690


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011