C$62,511
Avg. Salary
C$29.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,448

Bonus

C$2,000

Profit Sharing

C$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrician is C$29.70 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrician is C$62,511 per year.

C$17.07
10%
C$29.70
50%
C$40.93
90%
MEDIAN C$29.70
C$35k
10%
C$63k
50%
C$102k
90%
MEDIAN C$62,511
C$35,161 - C$101,750
C$35K
C$63K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$62,511
10%
50%
90%
C$17.07 - C$40.93
C$17
C$30
C$41
MEDIAN: C$29.70
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$101K
Salary C$35,161 - C$101,750
Bonus C$299 - C$7,928
Profit Sharing C$582 - C$9,807
Commission C$0.00
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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C$36,034 - C$92,626
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 461
Hourly Data C$0C$75
Hourly Rate C$17.07 - C$40.93
Hourly Tips C$1.36
Overtime C$28.38 - C$75.34
Annual Data C$0C$92K
Bonus C$299 - C$7,928
Commission C$0.00
Profit Sharing C$582 - C$9,807
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).
)
C$36,034 - C$92,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,473

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 Pay By Employer

$0$154K

Electric Co.
98 profiles
$39,112

U.S. Navy
17 profiles
$55,000

Self-Employed
11 profiles
$51,097

$38,452

$52,198

Tri City
10 profiles
$38,257

JMEG
10 profiles
$33,956

$38,000

$42,322

$70,207

Common Career Paths for Electrician


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Electrician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Electrician

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 C$49,000 based on 734 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 C$69,000 based on 662 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$72,000 based on 532 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 C$71,000 based on 245 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$63,025

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

Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?

Electrician in Calgary:
"I love my job."
Pros: I love how u get to learn so much and get to working with so many other different trades.
Cons: I don't like how sometimes we have to pull and terminate dada cables like cat 6.

Electrician in elkford:
"Listen and learn."
Learn by doing not watching.

Electrician in Dawson Creek:
"Career choice."
Pick an area in this field that you enjoy and specialize. For example programming.

Electrician in Kitchener:
"Every Raise Has To Be Begged For."
Work smart, learn hard and DON'T be afraid to ask questions.

Electrician in Toronto:
"How to get a job as an electrician/apprentice."
Cold calling is your friend. There is way more money in commercial and the jobs are never advertised. Call contractors and ask them what electricians they use. Call the numbers on trucks you see on construction sites. Search the web. Find web sites and publications where commercial jobs are tendered for bidding. Be polite but get straight to the point. Have your resume and references ready and ask for the name of the person you can direct them to. If they are not looking always ask if they know anyone who is. Your resume should highlight any experience you have, paid or not, building things, repairing things, putting things together, and generally being physical. Or if you were in charge of anyone else. List all your education, even high school. Contractors get all kinds of guys applying and they are looking for someone who can read a map and has a driver's licence, cell phone, GPS, car or better yet van or truck, hard hat, hand tools, cordless drill, WHMIS and fall arrest.

Electrician in Vancouver:
"Flexible Hours"
Your hours are very flexible, you can work 30 hours a week or 60 hours a week as long as you get all your required calls done

Electrician in Kitchener:
"work flexibility,corporate "
Pros: creation,alot of varaities and flexability.
Cons: management,long working hours and payment.

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲10%

National Average
C$63,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 30%