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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters

National estimates for Electrical and Electronics Drafters: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,020 3.9 % $ 31.59 $ 65,720 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.80 $ 23.07 $ 29.85 $ 38.34 $ 48.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,020 $ 47,980 $ 62,100 $ 79,740 $ 101,130


Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,890 0.53 $ 30.15 $ 62,720
Building Equipment Contractors 3,300 0.15 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,900 0.50 $ 38.83 $ 80,760
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,280 0.35 $ 35.92 $ 74,720
Telecommunications 760 0.11 $ 28.36 $ 58,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 760 0.55 $ 29.65 $ 61,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,890 0.53 $ 30.15 $ 62,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,900 0.50 $ 38.83 $ 80,760
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,280 0.35 $ 35.92 $ 74,720
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 240 0.28 $ 30.09 $ 62,580

Top paying industries for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.05 $ 43.39 $ 90,240
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.28 $ 39.24 $ 81,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,900 0.50 $ 38.83 $ 80,760
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.05 $ 38.61 $ 80,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $ 36.32 $ 75,540


Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,450 0.29 1.72 $ 30.20 $ 62,820
California 3,310 0.20 1.22 $ 34.56 $ 71,880
Arizona 1,580 0.56 3.38 $ 30.71 $ 63,890
New York 1,130 0.13 0.79 $ 37.09 $ 77,150
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.19 1.16 $ 33.23 $ 69,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,580 0.56 3.38 $ 30.71 $ 63,890
New Mexico 250 0.31 1.89 $ 37.89 $ 78,820
Colorado 770 0.30 1.81 $ 31.89 $ 66,330
Texas 3,450 0.29 1.72 $ 30.20 $ 62,820
Vermont 70 0.26 1.55 $ 35.06 $ 72,930




Top paying states for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 46.26 $ 96,230
Alaska 60 0.20 1.19 $ 42.66 $ 88,740
New Mexico 250 0.31 1.89 $ 37.89 $ 78,820
New York 1,130 0.13 0.79 $ 37.09 $ 77,150
Illinois 600 0.11 0.64 $ 35.56 $ 73,950





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,550 0.52 3.15 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,410 0.67 4.05 $ 30.60 $ 63,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,010 0.11 0.69 $ 39.75 $ 82,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 970 0.17 1.00 $ 32.62 $ 67,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 1.20 $ 30.04 $ 62,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 630 0.57 3.46 $ 45.65 $ 94,960
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 570 0.39 2.38 $ 30.52 $ 63,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 1.15 $ 34.74 $ 72,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 460 0.10 0.63 $ 35.69 $ 74,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 430 0.14 0.86 $ 37.06 $ 77,080




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 80 1.81 10.97 (8) (8)
Reading, PA 130 0.77 4.66 $ 30.81 $ 64,090
Billings, MT 60 0.71 4.26 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,410 0.67 4.05 $ 30.60 $ 63,660
Albuquerque, NM 230 0.61 3.67 $ 38.61 $ 80,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 630 0.57 3.46 $ 45.65 $ 94,960
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.53 3.22 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,550 0.52 3.15 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
Green Bay, WI 80 0.46 2.81 $ 27.71 $ 57,640
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.43 2.61 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 630 0.57 3.46 $ 45.65 $ 94,960
Colorado Springs, CO 60 0.22 1.34 $ 40.01 $ 83,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,010 0.11 0.69 $ 39.75 $ 82,680
Albuquerque, NM 230 0.61 3.67 $ 38.61 $ 80,310
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $ 38.41 $ 79,890
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 1.38 $ 38.37 $ 79,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 430 0.14 0.86 $ 37.06 $ 77,080
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.14 0.84 $ 36.94 $ 76,830
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 36.85 $ 76,650
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.20 1.20 $ 36.56 $ 76,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.91 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 0.62 $ 27.61 $ 57,430
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.42 $ 34.88 $ 72,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.91 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.42 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 0.62 $ 27.61 $ 57,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.42 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.91 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 0.62 $ 27.61 $ 57,430


About May 2020 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021