Electrician Salary

An Electrician earns an average salary of R206,974 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 Plant Maintenance and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

R91,901 - R354,380
(Median)
R92K
R210K
R350K
MEDIAN: R206,974
10%
50%
90%

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R33.41 - R132.14
(Median)
R33
R80
R130
MEDIAN: R80
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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R0R120KR240KR360K
Salary
R91,901 - R354,380  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R27,305  
Profit Sharing
R50.34 - R49,665  
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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R84,989 - R351,137  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 943
National Hourly Rate 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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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R33.41 - R132.14  
   
Hourly Tips
R1.70  
Overtime
R38.78 - R200.17  
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.
)
R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R0.00 - R27,305  
   
Profit Sharing
R50.34 - R49,665  
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).
)
R84,989 - R351,137  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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: R203,521

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Electrician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Electrician Salaries




National Average
R204,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 36%


Fault Finding
up arrow 6%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
0%

National Average
R204,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 10%

Electrician
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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