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Occupational Employment Statistics


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
Northwest Minnesota  7      

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$37.99/hr
Professional and Business Services110$33.73/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A0.0%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$35.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$35.14/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 160$36.19/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 180$36.19/hrN/A
Minnesota 240$33.38/hrN/A

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,850$30.90/hr-0.6%
Mechanical Drafters 1,690$31.92/hr-4.6%
Industrial Engineers 15,530$48.01/hr11.2%
Engineers, All Other 1,430$51.85/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.