Average Electrician Hourly Pay in South Africa

R85.34
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
R16,217
Bonus
R32,225
Commission
R10,174
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The average hourly pay for an Electrician in South Africa is R85.34.
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R35.48
10%
R85.34
50%
R155.44
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MEDIAN R85.34
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Hourly Rate
R35 - R155
Bonus
R2,974 - R31,119
Profit Sharing
R986 - R89,396
Commission
R0 - R32,225
Total Pay
R67,179 - R386,989

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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 Eskom also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R107.14 and R115.96, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Electrician
Electrician - Certified
Maintenance Electrician
Electrical Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 55 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R73.38 based on 1,040 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R89.22 based on 940 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R98.53 based on 603 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R128.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,890 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
36.0%
Mid Career
32.5%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
8.7%