An Electrician earns an average salary of R223,280 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), Artisan, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Plant Maintenance, and Equipment Maintenance.

R91,258 - R362,243
R91K
R220K
R360K
MEDIAN: R223,280
10%
50%
90%

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R36.63 - R146.47
R37
R82
R150
MEDIAN: R81.76
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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
R91,258 - R362,243  
   
Bonus
R1,946 - R40,851  
Profit Sharing
R201.34 - R64,564  
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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R87,561 - R362,994  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,095
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R80R160R240
Hourly Rate
R36.63 - R146.47  
   
Hourly Tips
R7.50  
Overtime
R38.78 - R210.62  
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.
)
R0R160KR320KR480K
Bonus
R1,946 - R40,851  
   
Profit Sharing
R201.34 - R64,564  
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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R87,561 - R362,994  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 378

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R215,880

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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
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲39%

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
R216,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM)
▲25%

Artisan
▲19%




Switching and Routing
▲11%

▲1%

National Average
R216,000


ELECTRICAL
▼3%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▼8%

Fault Finding
▼9%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 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: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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