The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in South Africa is R107.25.
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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.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Electronic Equipment Installation, Plant Maintenance and Maintenance.
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 R68.92 based on 6 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R98.81 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R118.57 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R151.
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