The average pay for an Electrician in Halifax, Nova Scotia is C$27.80 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Troubleshooting, Commercial, and Residential. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$30,410 - C$61,118
C$30K
C$54K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$53,861
10%
50%
90%
C$19.57 - C$39.44
C$20
C$28
C$39
MEDIAN: C$28.30
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$81K
Salary C$30,410 - C$61,118
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$38,925 - C$81,210
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$19.57 - C$39.44
Overtime C$37.00
Annual Data C$0C$81K
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$38,925 - C$81,210
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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$51,000 based on 11 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$61,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 6 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$62,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Electrician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
C$59,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 22%