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

The average wage for an Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is C$31.95 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$46,187 - C$114,777
C$46K
C$71K
C$110K
MEDIAN: C$71,031
10%
50%
90%
C$21.38 - C$41.32
C$21
C$32
C$41
MEDIAN: C$31.74
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$114K
Salary C$46,187 - C$114,777
Bonus C$250 - C$10,291
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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$47,270 - C$99,507
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data C$0C$75
Hourly Rate C$21.38 - C$41.32
Hourly Tips C$1.84
Overtime C$34.67 - C$75.25
Annual Data C$0C$99K
Bonus C$250 - C$10,291
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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$47,270 - C$99,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 363

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 C$59,000 based on 61 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$71,000 based on 110 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 114 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$70,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$69,425

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

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
C$69,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 14%