The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Electrician in Canada is C$23.81.
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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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Popular Skills for Electrician
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Skills in Commercial, Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential.
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 71 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$31.60 based on 728 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$33.72 based on 727 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 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (9.1% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (16.0% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.9% less).
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