The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Apprentice Electrician in Australia is AU$17.24.
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AU$15 - AU$22
AU$30 - AU$9,863
AU$30,260 - AU$49,688
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Job Description for Apprentice Electrician
An apprentice electrician will work with a licensed electrician and will perform any duties that are instructed. The apprentice will help the licensed electrician to install and maintain electrical systems. When repairs are needed, the apprentice will carry these out. The electrician will install wiring and will measure, cut, and manipulate the wiring to fit a certain context, such as receptacles, switches, transformers, or distribution boxes. The apprentice may also be involved in answering e…Read more
Apprentice Electrician Tasks
- Assist in wire pulls.
- Handle and install materials under supervision of an assigned electrician.
- Accurately identify colors of wire and conductors.
- Mount and install assigned work, conduit, wires and strapping.
- Keep all materials, tools and equipment, in an orderly fashion and maintain a clean work area at all times.
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Popular Skills for Apprentice Electrician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Commercial, Maintenance, Electronic Equipment Installation and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential.
Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Electrician
An entry-level Apprentice Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$17.20 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Apprentice Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.49 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Apprentice Electrician in their job title in Cairns, Queensland earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (2.3% more) and Perth, Western Australia (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (7.2% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.7% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.8% less).
Years of Experience
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