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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
20,830 3.7 % $ 32.26 $ 67,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.33 $ 23.30 $ 29.57 $ 37.84 $ 47.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,120 $ 48,460 $ 61,510 $ 78,700 $ 99,210


Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

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 6,860 0.45 $ 30.01 $ 62,430
Building Equipment Contractors 2,590 0.12 $ 31.58 $ 65,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,940 0.52 $ 41.26 $ 85,820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 930 0.26 $ 37.24 $ 77,460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 610 0.15 $ 32.31 $ 67,210

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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,940 0.52 $ 41.26 $ 85,820
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 190 0.47 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 6,860 0.45 $ 30.01 $ 62,430
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 550 0.41 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 930 0.26 $ 37.24 $ 77,460

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 400 0.05 $ 42.22 $ 87,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 410 0.02 $ 41.33 $ 85,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,940 0.52 $ 41.26 $ 85,820
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 290 0.19 $ 38.42 $ 79,920
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $ 38.29 $ 79,640


Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Drafters:

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.



Map of employment of electrical and electronics drafters by state, May 2021


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)
California 3,140 0.19 1.28 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Texas 2,340 0.19 1.29 $ 30.19 $ 62,800
New York 1,220 0.14 0.95 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Arizona 1,100 0.38 2.59 $ 33.78 $ 70,250
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.19 1.29 $ 34.00 $ 70,720


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronics drafters by state, May 2021


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 1,100 0.38 2.59 $ 33.78 $ 70,250
Hawaii 210 0.37 2.53 $ 27.92 $ 58,070
Vermont 80 0.28 1.89 $ 36.28 $ 75,460
Colorado 700 0.27 1.80 $ 36.11 $ 75,110
New Mexico 170 0.22 1.52 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronics drafters by state, May 2021


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) $ 39.26 $ 81,650
Massachusetts 320 0.09 0.64 $ 37.77 $ 78,570
New York 1,220 0.14 0.95 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Vermont 80 0.28 1.89 $ 36.28 $ 75,460
Maryland 330 0.13 0.87 $ 36.13 $ 75,140



Map of employment of electrical and electronics drafters by area, May 2021


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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.18 1.21 $ 32.66 $ 67,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 940 0.11 0.73 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.43 2.88 $ 34.51 $ 71,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 0.21 1.39 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 730 0.25 1.71 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 480 0.33 2.21 $ 33.22 $ 69,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 460 0.43 2.92 $ 47.30 $ 98,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 410 0.15 1.05 $ 36.03 $ 74,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 380 0.09 0.60 $ 36.22 $ 75,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 0.98 $ 30.82 $ 64,110


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronics drafters by area, May 2021


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 30 0.73 4.96 $ 37.19 $ 77,360
Reading, PA 100 0.59 4.02 $ 35.35 $ 73,530
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 0.54 3.65 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Fort Collins, CO 80 0.51 3.42 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 190 0.48 3.24 $ 28.07 $ 58,380
Tucson, AZ 160 0.44 2.95 $ 31.10 $ 64,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 460 0.43 2.92 $ 47.30 $ 98,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.43 2.88 $ 34.51 $ 71,780
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.37 2.50 $ 41.79 $ 86,920
Boulder, CO 60 0.35 2.39 $ 40.15 $ 83,510


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronics drafters by area, May 2021


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 460 0.43 2.92 $ 47.30 $ 98,380
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.37 2.50 $ 41.79 $ 86,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 940 0.11 0.73 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Boulder, CO 60 0.35 2.39 $ 40.15 $ 83,510
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.24 1.60 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 120 0.06 0.41 $ 39.11 $ 81,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.14 0.93 $ 38.20 $ 79,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 0.69 $ 38.14 $ 79,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 330 0.11 0.76 $ 37.76 $ 78,550
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.21 1.43 $ 37.34 $ 77,660

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.54 $ 26.99 $ 56,140
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.60 $ 25.15 $ 52,300

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.54 $ 26.99 $ 56,140
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.60 $ 25.15 $ 52,300

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.54 $ 26.99 $ 56,140
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.60 $ 25.15 $ 52,300
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.86 $ 47,550


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022