The average wage for an Entry-Level Electrician is AU$27.07 per hour. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$24,891 - AU$91,154
AU$25K
AU$57K
AU$91K
MEDIAN: AU$57,183
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50%
90%
AU$18.05 - AU$37.05
AU$18
AU$27
AU$37
MEDIAN: AU$27.16
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$91K
Salary AU$24,891 - AU$91,154
Bonus AU$496 - AU$10,000
Profit Sharing AU$500
Commission AU$11,325
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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AU$36,136 - AU$84,437
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 360
Hourly Data AU$0AU$61
Hourly Rate AU$18.05 - AU$37.05
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$28.87 - AU$61.75
Annual Data AU$0AU$84K
Bonus AU$496 - AU$10,000
Commission AU$11,325
Profit Sharing AU$500
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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AU$36,136 - AU$84,437
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,092

Job Description for Electrician

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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Electrician Tasks

  • 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.

Electrician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$58,203

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Electrician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Electrician in Perth:
"To apprentices."
Pay attention, use your manners. Listen to the clients. Clarify. Isolate.

Electrician in Brisbane:
"Apprentice tips."
Always double check everything you will ever do. If it takes more time when you first do it, remember latter on it would take more time to repeat that same job as to compared to when you were there originally.

Electrician in Adelaide:
"Pay rate as tradesman."
Don't get stuck doing domestic electrical it's hard work and low pay.

Electrician in Newcastle:
Always test for dead prior commencing any works, always thinks abc as" always be careful", and most of all safety first.

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
31%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%