Electrician Salary

An Electrician earns an average salary of R201,031 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, Fault Finding, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

R90,702 - R344,283
(Median)
R91K
R200K
R340K
MEDIAN: R201,030
10%
50%
90%

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R32.75 - R129.45
(Median)
R33
R79
R130
MEDIAN: R78.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R120KR240KR360K
Salary
R90,702 - R344,283  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R25,480  
Profit Sharing
R49.32 - R19,260  
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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R84,164 - R340,580  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R32.75 - R129.45  
   
Overtime
R34.10 - R190.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R0.00 - R25,480  
   
Profit Sharing
R49.32 - R19,260  
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).
)
R84,164 - R340,580  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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Electrician Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrician?

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
R199,000


Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 36%

Fault Finding
up arrow 20%


Maintenance
up arrow 4%

National Average
R199,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 3%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 8%

Electrician
up arrow 9%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 52%
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