Electrician Hourly Rate

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 132 Electrician votes.
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
C$16.46 - C$40.65  
Hourly Tips
C$28.75 - C$74.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$401.78 - C$7,891  
Profit Sharing
C$970 - C$9,899  
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).
C$34,583 - C$91,343  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,652

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Job Description for Electrician

Electricians work for a wide variety of companies, perform a multitude of tasks that generally require close attention to detail and good judgment, and have a journeyman electrician's license. These licenses typically require four years of apprentice work. That time includes some classroom instruction and a good deal of actual fieldwork. Certain states and companies may require a master electrician's license, which entails several more years of experience working as a journeyman.

Electricians work with a wide variety of electrical systems, repairing and maintaining them to the specifications of the system or the organizations they work for. These positions are vital and ensure that those electrical systems are running properly and performing to their highest capabilities. Electricians might perform work in various systems, include lighting, security, and distribution. Most large organizations will employ their own electricians to maintain their electrical systems. They may be responsible for one part or all of the electrical systems needed to keep the company running. They may also work with other licensed electricians or non-licensed employees to complete larger jobs.

Electricians should be willing and able to work in all conditions and at any time, as many of the systems they are required to work on may need maintenance at unpredictable times and in various locations. The work can be quite physical but also requires a great deal of knowledge and attention to detail.

Electrician Tasks
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all power generation and distribution equipment.
  • Study and understand electrical schematics.
  • Assist in performing and interpreting power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
  • Perform daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment.

Key Stats


2 %
98 %
Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$28
Hourly Rate
C$17 - C$34

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
C$25 - C$39
Graduate Certificate, Journeyman Electrician Studies
C$18 - C$34
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C$29 - C$37
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C$21 - C$36
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