An Electrician earns an average wage of C$29.13 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 Construction Estimating, Industrial, High Voltage, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

C$35,564 - C$102,625
(Median)
C$36K
C$61K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$61,077
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90%

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C$16.35 - C$40.54
(Median)
C$16
C$29
C$41
MEDIAN: C$29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$35,564 - C$102,625  
   
Bonus
C$300.00 - C$9,000  
Profit Sharing
C$500 - C$8,750  
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$34,656 - C$91,521  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$26C$52C$78
Hourly Rate
C$16.35 - C$40.54  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.54  
Overtime
C$29.52 - C$77.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$60KC$120KC$180K
Bonus
C$300.00 - C$9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$500 - C$8,750  
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$34,656 - C$91,521  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,365
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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$61,827

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Electrician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Electrician Salaries




National Average
C$62,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 59%


High Voltage
up arrow 35%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%


Project Management
up arrow 10%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
C$62,000

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Electrician
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 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
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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