Electrician Salary (South Africa)

An Electrician earns an average salary of R195,528 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.
Electrician Salary (?
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R82,685 - R348,556
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R195,527
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Electrician Salary (?
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R30.07 - R128.92
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MEDIAN: R75.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R120KR240KR360K
Salary
R82,685 - R348,556  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R21,711  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R146,807  
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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R76,389 - R342,397  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R30.07 - R128.92  
   
Overtime
R29.59 - R182.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R0.00 - R21,711  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R146,807  
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).
)
R76,389 - R342,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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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

Richards Bay
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Witbank
up arrow 38%
Rustenburg
up arrow 33%
Secunda
up arrow 20%
Sasolburg
up arrow 11%
Kimberley
up arrow 5%
Middelburg
up arrow 1%
National Average
R194,000
Klerksdorp
up arrow 5%
Polokwane
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Bloemfontein
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Port Elizabeth
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
National Average
R194,000

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 55%
Fault Finding
up arrow 8%
Maintenance
up arrow 3%
National Average
R194,000
Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 4%
Electrician
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 116 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
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 55%
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