An Entry-Level Electrician earns an average wage of C$23.26 per hour. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job.

C$29,031 - C$90,737
(Median)
C$29K
C$50K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$50,335
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90%

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C$14.69 - C$35.19
(Median)
C$15
C$23
C$35
MEDIAN: C$23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$31KC$62KC$93K
Salary
C$29,031 - C$90,737  
   
Bonus
C$393.05 - C$8,000  
Profit Sharing
C$1,024  
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$30,469 - C$80,130  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$20C$40C$60
Hourly Rate
C$14.69 - C$35.19  
   
Hourly Tips
C$2.18  
Overtime
C$24.71 - C$59.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$393.05 - C$8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,024  
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$30,469 - C$80,130  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 659
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$49,865

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Electrician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Electrician in Kitchener:
"Every Raise Has To Be Begged For."
Work smart, learn hard and DON'T be afraid to ask questions.

Electrician in Toronto:
"How to get a job as an electrician/apprentice."
Cold calling is your friend. There is way more money in commercial and the jobs are never advertised. Call contractors and ask them what electricians they use. Call the numbers on trucks you see on construction sites. Search the web. Find web sites and publications where commercial jobs are tendered for bidding. Be polite but get straight to the point. Have your resume and references ready and ask for the name of the person you can direct them to. If they are not looking always ask if they know anyone who is. Your resume should highlight any experience you have, paid or not, building things, repairing things, putting things together, and generally being physical. Or if you were in charge of anyone else. List all your education, even high school. Contractors get all kinds of guys applying and they are looking for someone who can read a map and has a driver's licence, cell phone, GPS, car or better yet van or truck, hard hat, hand tools, cordless drill, WHMIS and fall arrest.

Electrician in Vancouver:
"Flexible Hours"
Your hours are very flexible, you can work 30 hours a week or 60 hours a week as long as you get all your required calls done

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Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Commercial
0%

Industrial
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National Average
C$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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