The average hourly pay for an Electrician in Australia is AU$32.34.
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What Do Electricians Do?
Electricians work for a wide variety of companies, perform a multitude of tasks that generally require close attention to detail and good judgment, and have a journeyman electrician's license. These licenses typically require four years of apprentice work. That time includes some classroom instruction and a good deal of actual fieldwork. Certain states and companies may require a master electrician's license, which entails several more years of experience working as a journeyman.
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- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all power generation and distribution equipment.
- Study and understand electrical schematics.
- Assist in performing and interpreting power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
- Perform daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment.
Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician
The top respondents for the job title Electrician are from the companies Laser Electrical, Stowe and Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Reported salaries are highest at Rio Tinto Iron Ore where the average pay is AU$59.78. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include BHP Billiton, earning around AU$44.49. Laser Electrical pays the lowest at around AU$25.78. Stowe also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$34.82.
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What Are Popular Skills for Electricians?
Skills in Commercial, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electricians?
An entry-level Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.51 based on 49 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.69 based on 922 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$33.42 based on 1,002 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$35.64 based on 818 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$36.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Electrician in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 7.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (3.1% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (6.5% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (3.1% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (2.8% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 3,191 survey responses.