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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
24,900 3.0 % $30.96 $64,400 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.63 $22.27 $28.88 $37.59 $47.71
Annual Wage (2) $36,660 $46,330 $60,070 $78,200 $99,240


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 7,610 0.52 $29.29 $60,910
Building Equipment Contractors 3,590 0.17 $29.66 $61,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,960 0.50 $36.90 $76,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,310 0.36 $39.84 $82,870
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,010 0.72 $29.09 $60,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,010 0.72 $29.09 $60,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,610 0.52 $29.29 $60,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,960 0.50 $36.90 $76,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,310 0.36 $39.84 $82,870
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 250 0.31 $32.08 $66,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 330 0.21 $45.07 $93,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,310 0.36 $39.84 $82,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 440 0.07 $38.72 $80,540
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.25 $38.31 $79,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,960 0.50 $36.90 $76,740


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 3,510 0.21 1.20 $36.74 $76,420
Texas 3,080 0.25 1.48 $29.21 $60,760
New York 1,380 0.15 0.85 $33.42 $69,500
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 1.14 $30.37 $63,170
Massachusetts 930 0.26 1.51 $30.71 $63,880




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)
Colorado 820 0.31 1.82 $29.05 $60,430
New Mexico 240 0.29 1.71 $35.99 $74,870
Hawaii 190 0.29 1.71 $30.30 $63,020
Montana 130 0.28 1.63 $24.98 $51,960
New Hampshire 170 0.27 1.55 $31.61 $65,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 810 0.25 1.44 $42.36 $88,120
District of Columbia 180 0.25 1.47 $42.25 $87,870
Vermont 60 0.19 1.13 $37.30 $77,590
California 3,510 0.21 1.20 $36.74 $76,420
New Mexico 240 0.29 1.71 $35.99 $74,870





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,270 0.13 0.78 $35.42 $73,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.37 2.17 $30.47 $63,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,050 0.17 1.00 $36.48 $75,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,010 0.28 1.64 $29.50 $61,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 930 0.34 1.96 $31.12 $64,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 830 0.74 4.30 $48.80 $101,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 730 0.37 2.13 $43.86 $91,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 550 0.38 2.18 $28.31 $58,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 550 0.27 1.55 $30.94 $64,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.17 0.98 $34.94 $72,670




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)
Billings, MT 90 1.09 6.34 $24.55 $51,060
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 0.98 5.71 $35.47 $73,790
Reading, PA 150 0.87 5.06 $26.08 $54,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 830 0.74 4.30 $48.80 $101,500
Boulder, CO 120 0.63 3.69 $29.31 $60,960
Albuquerque, NM 210 0.55 3.20 $37.32 $77,630
York-Hanover, PA 90 0.47 2.74 $32.68 $67,980
Kansas City, MO-KS 490 0.46 2.70 $24.74 $51,470
Binghamton, NY 50 0.46 2.70 $29.02 $60,360
Roanoke, VA 60 0.42 2.44 $25.01 $52,020




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 830 0.74 4.30 $48.80 $101,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 730 0.37 2.13 $43.86 $91,230
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.36 2.09 $39.40 $81,960
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 70 0.16 0.93 $38.60 $80,290
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.11 0.62 $37.60 $78,210
Albuquerque, NM 210 0.55 3.20 $37.32 $77,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.25 1.43 $36.59 $76,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,050 0.17 1.00 $36.48 $75,890
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 0.98 5.71 $35.47 $73,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,270 0.13 0.78 $35.42 $73,680

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.02 5.91 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.13 $27.53 $57,260
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.92 $22.28 $46,350
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.39 $28.24 $58,740
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.98 $30.32 $63,070

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.02 5.91 (8) (8)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.92 $22.28 $46,350
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.39 $28.24 $58,740
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.13 $27.53 $57,260
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.98 $30.32 $63,070

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.98 $30.32 $63,070
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.39 $28.24 $58,740
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.13 $27.53 $57,260
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.45 $52,930
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.92 $22.28 $46,350


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019