An Electrician earns an average wage of C$29.35 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Plant Maintenance, Construction Estimating, Industrial, FIRE ALARM, and High Voltage.

C$34,787 - C$102,404
C$35K
C$61K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$61,059
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50%
90%

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C$16.42 - C$40.53
C$16
C$29
C$41
MEDIAN: C$29.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$34,787 - C$102,404  
   
Bonus
C$395.48 - C$9,000  
Profit Sharing
C$967 - C$7,603  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$34,547 - C$91,578  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$16.42 - C$40.53  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.54  
Overtime
C$29.31 - C$73.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$395.48 - C$9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$967 - C$7,603  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$34,547 - C$91,578  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,403

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$62,130

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Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?

Electrician in Prince George:
"Variety of experience."
Pros: I get to work in new places all the time, I gain experience through new jobs, work with people, work with my hands, physical job, mental aspect is refreshing.
Cons: Underpaid, can be dirty, attic crawling, crawl-spaces, sometimes monotonous if on same type of job continuously.

Electrician in Calgary:
"I love my job."
Pros: I love how u get to learn so much and get to working with so many other different trades.
Cons: I don't like how sometimes we have to pull and terminate dada cables like cat 6.

Electrician in Kitchener:
"work flexibility,corporate "
Pros: creation,alot of varaities and flexability.
Cons: management,long working hours and payment.

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Electrician Salaries




National Average
C$62,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 63%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 58%


FIRE ALARM
up arrow 38%

High Voltage
up arrow 34%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 21%


Project Management
up arrow 10%


Commercial
0%

Systems Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
C$62,000


Electrician
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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