An Electrician earns an average salary of R219,720 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 Artisan, Plant Maintenance, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Switching and Routing.

R90,237 - R363,332
(Median)
R90K
R220K
R360K
MEDIAN: R219,720
10%
50%
90%

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R38.31 - R144.95
(Median)
R38
R82
R140
MEDIAN: R81.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R130KR260KR390K
Salary
R90,237 - R363,332  
   
Bonus
R1,963 - R40,406  
Profit Sharing
R51.95 - R63,023  
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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R87,336 - R362,779  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R80R160R240
Hourly Rate
R38.31 - R144.95  
   
Hourly Tips
R7.50  
Overtime
R37.10 - R218.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R160KR320KR480K
Bonus
R1,963 - R40,406  
   
Profit Sharing
R51.95 - R63,023  
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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R87,336 - R362,779  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R214,212

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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
R214,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Artisan
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Switching and Routing
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Maintenance
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Equipment Maintenance
0%

National Average
R214,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
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ELECTRICAL
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Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
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Fault Finding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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