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Electrician Salary

An Electrician earns an average salary of R196,703 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Plant Maintenance is associated with high pay for this job.
R84,106 - R347,240
(Median)
84K
130K
200K
270K
350K
MEDIAN: R196,703
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

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R31.30 - R128.27
(Median)
31
50
78
110
130
MEDIAN: R77.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R120KR240KR360K
Salary
R84,106 - R347,240  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R22,945  
Profit Sharing
R25.00 - R85,000  
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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R79,017 - R345,129  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R31.30 - R128.27  
   
Overtime
R30.20 - R187.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R0.00 - R22,945  
   
Profit Sharing
R25.00 - R85,000  
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).
)
R79,017 - R345,129  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
United States (change)

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

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

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Electrician Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrician?
Electrician in Johannesburg:
"Love My Job, Solving Problems, Etc."
Pros: I am learning every day, and want to be the best that I can be.
Cons: Long hours, pay is not good, have to use my own car, pay for petrol to go so worksites, are treated unfair.
Electrician in northam limpopo:
"Its The Same As A Doctor Helping Patient."
Pros: Its very challenging, every time you have an assignment to do you must firstly consider safety , to yourself and fellow employees. You must be always alert, most importantly think the worst by any equipment as it the power is, whereby you know exactly that its off because you would have already switched power off, made it safely by earthing it most importantly you locked it out to prevent anybody to from switching it will you work.
Cons: None, because every day you learn new thing. I don't regret being an electrician. Respect everyone your working with.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
R196,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 54%


Fault Finding
up arrow 7%


Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 5%

National Average
R196,000

Electrician
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 54%