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How much do electricians get paid?

How much do electricians get paid?

The electricians’ industry is continuing to prosper and the good news is companies do offer competitive salaries, particularly for those with a master electrician’s licence. For those who are not holding a master electrician’s licence, companies base their salary to their experience, specialisation and licence status.

How much do electricians get paid?

The average salary that companies offer to electricians in Australia is $68,000, annually. This may vary depending on the location and the benefits the company provides such as overtime, bonuses, tips or commission. The latter part is not obligatory for companies. Here are the other factors that affect the salary of an electrician.

How much do electricians get paid by specialisation?

Residential Electrician receives an average salary of $57,622. For this specialisation, companies give commission pay. The average commission a company gives to a residential electrician is $1,000. Residential Electrician performs all types of electrical work in the residential setting.

Commercial Electrician receives an average salary of $77,000. Most companies provide bonus pay of $2,500 and overtime pay of up to $78.30 per hour. Commercial Electricians performs all type of electrical works in a commercial establishment such as restaurants, office buildings and more.

Fire Electricians receives an average salary of $62,000. Most companies provide overtime pay ranging from $38.24 to $84.99 per hour. Fire electricians work mainly on repair, service, installation, programming, and maintenance of fire alarm systems.

Maintenance Electrician receives an average salary of $78,000. Most companies provide bonus pay and overtime. The overtime pay may range from $35.87 to $73.19 per hour; while for the bonus pay, the electrician may expect a range from $1,600 to $10,174. A Maintenance Electrician is responsible in troubleshooting, installations, and routine inspections of all the electrical equipment in an industrial plant.


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Note: These type of electricians may differ on their specialisation and main scope of work, but they all still must acquire the following basic requirement:

  • Comfortable using different tools (e.g. power tools, test meters, pliers and more)
  • Comfortable working indoors, at heights, outdoors, tight spaces and areas under extreme weather conditions (e.g. heat, cold, etc.)
  • Acquire all necessary licences and completed all required training

How much do electricians get paid by experience level?

For Apprentice Electricians, the average salary that most companies offer are between $30,705 to $57,217 a year. The average overtime pay given to apprentice electricians ranges from $20.77 to $49.49 per hour; while for the bonus is up to $9,933.

For Licensed Electricians, the average salary that most companies offer are between $38,813 to $104,607 a year. The average overtime pay given to licensed electrician ranges from $31.90 to $77.90 per hour; while for the bonus, the apprentice electrician may expect between $483 to $14,544.

For Master Electricians, the average salary that most companies offer are between $50,420 to $125,850 a year. The average overtime pay given to master electrician ranges from $34.90 to $89.82 per hour.

How much do electricians get paid by location?

Last on the list of factors is the location. In Australia, there are 6 states namely New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. The electrician’s average salary per location (compared to the national average, which is $68,000) are shown in percentage below:

average salary per location

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