The average hourly pay for an Electrician in Canada is C$29.76.
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C$17 - C$41
C$290 - C$6,109
C$50 - C$9,899
C$36,427 - C$91,729
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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. Electricians …Read more
- 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 Electric Co., Canem Systems Ltd and The Plan Group. Reported salaries are highest at The Plan Group where the average pay is C$41.99. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Canem Systems Ltd, earning around C$35.27. Trotter and Morton pays the lowest at around C$26.66. Electric Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$30.00.
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Popular Skills for Electrician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential and Commercial.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrician
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 C$17.54 based on 70 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.74 based on 841 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$31.43 based on 750 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$33.60 based on 716 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$34.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Electrician in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (13.2% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (7.0% less) and Victoria, British Columbia (0.8% less).
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