Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
29,600 3.2 % $29.01 $60,350 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.04 $21.52 $27.53 $35.53 $43.71
Annual Wage (2) $35,440 $44,760 $57,250 $73,910 $90,930


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 11,240 0.84 $28.47 $59,230
Building Equipment Contractors 4,670 0.27 $28.53 $59,340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,690 0.44 $33.50 $69,680
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,500 0.40 $29.49 $61,340
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,080 0.18 $27.35 $56,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 11,240 0.84 $28.47 $59,230
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,010 0.70 $25.91 $53,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,690 0.44 $33.50 $69,680
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 440 0.43 $28.28 $58,820
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 180 0.40 $26.70 $55,550

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 930 0.19 $38.98 $81,090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $34.62 $72,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,690 0.44 $33.50 $69,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 220 0.04 $33.01 $68,660
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.06 $66,680


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 4,350 0.30 1.32 $29.21 $60,770
Texas 4,030 0.37 1.66 $32.69 $68,000
New York 2,060 0.24 1.07 $32.00 $66,560
Pennsylvania 1,400 0.25 1.12 $29.08 $60,490
Florida 1,060 0.14 0.64 $25.10 $52,210




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)
Nevada 570 0.49 2.21 $27.14 $56,450
Hawaii 230 0.39 1.74 $25.70 $53,460
Washington 1,030 0.37 1.64 $35.76 $74,380
Texas 4,030 0.37 1.66 $32.69 $68,000
Missouri 940 0.35 1.59 $29.92 $62,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,030 0.37 1.64 $35.76 $74,380
Idaho 130 0.21 0.92 $33.47 $69,610
Texas 4,030 0.37 1.66 $32.69 $68,000
New York 2,060 0.24 1.07 $32.00 $66,560
Maryland 730 0.29 1.29 $31.65 $65,830





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 1,610 0.59 2.62 $35.22 $73,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.37 1.65 $26.85 $55,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.21 0.95 $34.30 $71,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.44 1.97 $32.49 $67,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.60 2.70 $37.52 $78,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 770 0.60 2.67 $28.37 $59,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 750 0.42 1.90 $25.31 $52,650
Kansas City, MO-KS 570 0.57 2.57 $26.95 $56,060
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 560 0.65 2.92 $30.45 $63,340
Baltimore-Towson, MD 540 0.43 1.91 $31.82 $66,180




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)
Huntsville, AL 230 1.07 4.81 $34.44 $71,630
Pascagoula, MS 50 1.02 4.58 $28.12 $58,500
Billings, MT 70 0.90 4.02 $21.92 $45,590
Victoria, TX 40 0.83 3.74 $32.26 $67,100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 560 0.65 2.92 $30.45 $63,340
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 50 0.62 2.80 $31.07 $64,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.60 2.70 $37.52 $78,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 770 0.60 2.67 $28.37 $59,010
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 500 0.59 2.66 $26.48 $55,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,610 0.59 2.62 $35.22 $73,260




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)
Midland, TX 40 0.54 2.41 $39.01 $81,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.60 2.70 $37.52 $78,050
Boise City-Nampa, ID 90 0.34 1.51 $37.52 $78,040
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 30 0.19 0.83 $36.43 $75,770
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 120 0.40 1.79 $36.10 $75,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.41 1.83 $35.30 $73,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,610 0.59 2.62 $35.22 $73,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 440 0.47 2.12 $34.58 $71,930
Huntsville, AL 230 1.07 4.81 $34.44 $71,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.21 0.95 $34.30 $71,340

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.37 $21.85 $45,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.02 $26.15 $54,390
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.04 $27.63 $57,460
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.29 $24.35 $50,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.21 $23.12 $48,090

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.37 $21.85 $45,460
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.29 $24.35 $50,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.21 $23.12 $48,090
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.04 $27.63 $57,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.02 $26.15 $54,390

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.60 $31.30 $65,110
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.04 $27.63 $57,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.02 $26.15 $54,390
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.29 $24.35 $50,640
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.01 $23.28 $48,430


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014