An Entry-Level Electrician earns an average wage of C$22.40 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Industrial, Electrician, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

C$29,460 - C$87,909
C$29K
C$51K
C$88K
MEDIAN: C$50,525
10%
50%
90%
C$14.70 - C$35.08
C$15
C$23
C$35
MEDIAN: C$23.20
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$87K
Salary C$29,460 - C$87,909
Bonus C$197 - C$7,757
Profit Sharing C$25.53 - C$4,894
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$30,548 - C$79,922
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 217
Hourly Data C$0C$58
Hourly Rate C$14.70 - C$35.08
Hourly Tips C$2.18
Overtime C$24.13 - C$58.15
Annual Data C$0C$79K
Bonus C$197 - C$7,757
Profit Sharing C$25.53 - C$4,894
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$30,548 - C$79,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,159

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,002

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

Electrician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
26%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

▲43%

▲20%



▲1%

National Average
C$50,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 37%