An Electrician in Vancouver, British Columbia earns an average wage of C$27.26 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Troubleshooting. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$30,304 - C$85,309
C$30K
C$50K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$50,036
10%
50%
90%
C$14.44 - C$36.24
C$14
C$27
C$36
MEDIAN: C$26.83
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$85K
Salary C$30,304 - C$85,309
Bonus C$1,474
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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$30,426 - C$78,855
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data C$0C$61
Hourly Rate C$14.44 - C$36.24
Hourly Tips C$0.50
Overtime C$21.50 - C$61.58
Annual Data C$0C$78K
Bonus C$1,474
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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$30,426 - C$78,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 167

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$42,000 based on 50 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$69,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 18 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$72,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲37%

▲30%

▲25%

National Average
C$55,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Electrician Salaries



National Average
C$55,000

▼3%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%