The average salary for an Electrical Technician in South Africa is R267,256.
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Job Description for Electrical Technician
Electrical technicians install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment. They must have a working knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to electrical equipment, and they must stay current on safety practices. Electrical technicians perform a variety of functions, but they are above all responsible for ensuring that electrical equipment runs smoothly. If equipment fails, the first priority of the technician is to repair it as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible. A…Read more
Electrical Technician Tasks
- Lay out and assemble basic electrical circuits and assemblies.
- Lay out and assemble machines based on drawings and detailed verbal instruction.
- Perform basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
- Read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints, diagrams and schematics.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Technician are from the companies Eskom, ArcelorMittal and Sasol Mining. Reported salaries are highest at ArcelorMittal where the average pay is R499,548. Eskom pays the lowest at around R300,300.
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Popular Skills for Electrical Technician
Skills in Maintenance, Project Management, Troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Technician
An entry-level Electrical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R150,085 based on 19 salaries. An early career Electrical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R206,422 based on 263 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R308,465 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Electrical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R386,404 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R430,794.
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