Occupational Employment Statistics


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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 307$29.06/hr$22.22/hr$25.21/hr$28.18/hr$31.18/hr$38.36/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction20$34.85/hr
Manufacturing100$26.37/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$33.99/hr
Professional and Business Services100$35.93/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI 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
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$31.29/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$23.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$22.81/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$31.22/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$28.18/hr8.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$26.90/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$28.29/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 210$34.42/hr6.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 220$34.20/hrN/A
Minnesota 310$32.38/hr8.0%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,970$26.39/hr9.9%
Mechanical Drafters 1,690$28.63/hr8.4%
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2,220$31.64/hr9.6%


  • Use computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, and T-squares.
  • Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.
  • 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.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
  • Reproduce working drawings on copy machines or trace drawings in ink.
  • Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.