Average Electrician Hourly Pay in South Africa

R85.74
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
R16,856
Bonus
R32,225
Commission
R10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Electrician in South Africa is R85.74.
10%
R35.64
MEDIAN
R85.74
90%
R156.68
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Hourly Rate
R36 - R157
Bonus
R2,959 - R33,317
Profit Sharing
R993 - R88,084
Commission
R0 - R32,225
Total Pay
R67,359 - R385,271

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Job Description for Electrician

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrician

The top respondents for the job title Electrician are from the companies Eskom, Sasol Mining and ACTOM. Reported salaries are highest at Mpact where the average pay is R168.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Columbus Stainless Steel and Nampak, earning around R150.00 and R148.91, respectively. ACTOM pays the lowest at around R93.64. Paul Stuart and Sasol Mining also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R107.14 and R117.54, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrician

Skills in Maintenance, Plant Maintenance, Electronic Equipment Installation, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 R62.06 based on 56 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R74.13 based on 1,035 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R89.37 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R99.18 based on 615 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R127.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,888 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
35.8%
Mid Career
32.5%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
8.4%