The average hourly pay for an Electrician in South Africa is R85.34.
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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. Electricians …Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Electrician
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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.
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