An Electrician earns an average salary of R224,919 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Artisan, Plant Maintenance, and Equipment Maintenance.

R88,255 - R365,431
R88K
R220K
R370K
MEDIAN: R224,919
10%
50%
90%

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R36.10 - R147.22
R36
R82
R150
MEDIAN: R81.78
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R130KR260KR390K
Salary
R88,255 - R365,431  
   
Bonus
R1,561 - R44,601  
Profit Sharing
R33.00 - R65,000  
Commission
R26,491  
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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R85,654 - R367,394  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R80R160R240
Hourly Rate
R36.10 - R147.22  
   
Hourly Tips
R7.50  
Overtime
R40.55 - R219.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R160KR320KR480K
Bonus
R1,561 - R44,601  
   
Commission
R26,491  
Profit Sharing
R33.00 - R65,000  
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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R85,654 - R367,394  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 381

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $189,000 based on 751 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $220,000 based on 607 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $255,000 based on 328 salaries. An Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $300,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R216,912

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Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?

Electrician in Steelpoort:
Pros: Working with electrical apparatus my hands and getting the jobs or tasks done before the required time period.
Cons: Pulling in cable.

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.

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲38%

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
R217,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM)
▲24%


Artisan
▲18%



ELECTRICAL
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
R217,000


Switching and Routing
▼6%

▼7%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▼9%

Fault Finding
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 48%