Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary (Australia)

An Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills earns an average wage of AU$32.53 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$49,869 - AU$126,295
AU$50K
AU$78K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$77,527
10%
50%
90%
AU$24.16 - AU$44.54
AU$24
AU$33
AU$45
MEDIAN: AU$32.51
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$126K
Salary AU$49,869 - AU$126,295
Bonus AU$500 - AU$15,500
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$51,137 - AU$109,577
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data AU$0AU$79
Hourly Rate AU$24.16 - AU$44.54
Overtime AU$30.97 - AU$79.80
Annual Data AU$0AU$109K
Bonus AU$500 - AU$15,500
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$51,137 - AU$109,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 307

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$75,000 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 154 salaries. An Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$78,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$73,417

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
AU$73,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 89%