The average hourly pay for an Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Canada is C$32.51.
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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.
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Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance, Residential, Troubleshooting and Commercial.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrician
An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$27.11 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$32.49 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$34.76 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$34.
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Employees with Electrician in their job title in Fort McMurray, Alberta earn an average of 34.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (19.8% more) and Calgary, Alberta (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (8.2% less) and Toronto, Ontario (3.2% less).
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