An Electrician earns an average salary of R219,363 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM), Artisan, Switching and Routing, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Plant Maintenance.

R86,673 - R369,119
R87K
R220K
R370K
MEDIAN: R219,363
10%
50%
90%
R37.51 - R150
R38
R85
R150
MEDIAN: R85.30
10%
50%
90%
R0R373K
Salary R86,673 - R369,119
Bonus R2,043 - R38,000
Profit Sharing R125 - R62,400
Commission R16,491
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R85,940 - R373,609
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,038
Hourly Data R0R211
Hourly Rate R37.51 - R150
Hourly Tips R3.75
Overtime R32.55 - R211
Annual Data R0R373K
Bonus R2,043 - R38,000
Commission R16,491
Profit Sharing R125 - R62,400
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R85,940 - R373,609
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 758

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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

Pay by Experience for an Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R183,000 based on 1,417 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R219,000 based on 1,141 salaries. An experienced Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R252,000 based on 645 salaries. An Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R298,000 based on 254 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R213,341

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?

Electrician in Port Elizabeth:
"Work flexible."
Pros: Challenges and working with people.
Cons: Bad Management and lazy people.

Electrician in Pretoria:
"Electrician."
Pros: Everyday is a new chellange in different departments.
Cons: Very stressfull and very long hours.

Electrician in GAUTENG:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Environment and friendly people.
Cons: To much work you need to complete per day.

Electrician in GAUTENG:
"Good."
Pros: Everything is different everyday.
Cons: I like everything.

Electrician in Steelpoort:
Pros: Working with electrical apparatus my hands and getting the jobs or tasks done before the required time period.
Cons: Pulling in cable.

Electrician in Witbank:
"Way better than all I have done, I enjoy my job."
Pros: The expertise I gain and an ability to learn.
Cons: It pays less but its quiet a dangerous job.

Electrician in Johannesburg:
"Love My Job, Solving Problems, Etc."
Pros: I am learning every day, and want to be the best that I can be.
Cons: Long hours, pay is not good, have to use my own car, pay for petrol to go so worksites, are treated unfair.

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Key Stats for Electrician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Electrician Salaries

▲40%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
R213,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 50%