Electrician Salary (South Africa)

An Electrician earns an average salary of R192,238 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Plant Maintenance and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.
Electrician Total Pay (?
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R78,467 - R332,947
(Median)
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120K
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260K
330K
MEDIAN: R192,237
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Electrician Total Pay (?
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R29.64 - R130.28
(Median)
30
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76
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130
MEDIAN: R76.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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R0R120KR240KR360K
Salary
R78,467 - R332,947  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R21,817  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R147,949  
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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R75,159 - R333,955  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R29.64 - R130.28  
   
Overtime
R25.52 - R182.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R0.00 - R21,817  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R147,949  
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).
)
R75,159 - R333,955  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
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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
Witbank
up arrow 44%
Steelpoort
up arrow 42%
Rustenburg
up arrow 37%
Secunda
up arrow 21%
Sasolburg
up arrow 17%
Polokwane
up arrow 6%
National Average
R192,000
Middelburg
up arrow 4%
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Klerksdorp
up arrow 9%
up arrow 11%
Pietermaritzburg
up arrow 12%
Bloemfontein
up arrow 25%
Port Elizabeth
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Electrician Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrician?
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

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
R192,000

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 57%
Fault Finding
up arrow 9%
National Average
R192,000
Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 3%
Electrician
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 90 votes.
Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 56%
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