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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota         


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction30$33.53/hr
Manufacturing70$30.95/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$38.18/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$35.65/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 10$35.65/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$33.53/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 130$34.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 180$33.08/hrN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,130$32.00/hr-0.6%
Mechanical Drafters 1,320$31.11/hr-4.6%
Industrial Engineers 18,760$49.35/hr11.2%
Engineers, All Other 1,900$53.67/hr2.6%


  • Select drill size to drill test head, according to test design and specifications, and submit guide layout to designated department.
  • Determine the order of work and the method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing.
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, or testing printed circuit boards.
  • Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications, or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets to be checked by an engineer or an architect.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
  • Key and program specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
  • Generate computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks or photo plotting design onto film.
  • Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
  • Confer with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.