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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an electrician charge per hour?

Electrician Cost. Electricians typically charge $80 to $150 per hour. A service call-out fee, which is about one hour’s work, may be applicable. Small electrical projects range from $141 to $419 with most homeowners spending $280 on average. Project and hourly rates depend on the electrician's experience level and the type of work.

 

What exactly does an electrician do?

Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for our homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both.

 

How much money does an electrician make?

The average hourly pay for an electrician working in Australia is estimated to be $40.57 making the average annual income of an electrician $79,104. Entry level positions start at $55,000 per year while most experienced electrical workers make up to $134,476 per year. Greater annual income can be achieved working on large industrial projects or undertaking Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) work arrangements.

 

How much do electricians charge to install a power point?

Most electricians charge between $80 and $150 per hour. Therefore, depending on the installation complexity, adding a new power point can range from $100 to $800, with the average cost around $350.

 

How much does an electrician cost to fix a power point?

Electricians are most cost-effective when they don’t just have one small job to complete; it is better to engage them for completing a least a few small jobs in your home. A simple power point replacement may only take 10mins but you’ll typically be charged a minimum of one hour (i.e. the minimum call-out fee).

 

Do electricians work weekends?

Electricians enjoy year-round job opportunities. Their hours vary depending on their role. Maintenance electricians usually have regular work which they complete in a typical 40-hour week. Most keep regular business hours on weekdays and don't usually work on weekends, public holidays, or late at night. Most residential and domestic electricians work Monday-Friday plus Saturday morning.

 

Where can an electrician work?

Electricians work indoors and outdoors, at homes, businesses, factories, and construction sites. Because electricians must travel to different worksites, local or long-distance commuting is often required. On the jobsite, they occasionally work in cramped spaces.

 

Do you need a licence to install a power point?

Any electrical work in Australia MUST be completed by a licenced electrician. Un-licenced and DIY electrical work is not only illegal, you could also be jeopardising your home or business insurance! Examples of electrical work include: running electrical wiring, installing an electrical power point or light fixture, connecting electrics to supply a garage-door opener, or convert an electrical panel from a fuse box style to circuit breakers.

 

Do electrician apprentices get paid?

The minimum wage for a first-year electrician apprentice is dictated by Fair Work Australia. During the first year of their apprenticeship, the average pay rate is $12.68 per hour. An electrician’s pay increases each year of their apprenticeship assuming that they successfully complete the theory components which are typically completed by attending tuition at TAFE.

 

Is being an electrician a stressful job?

The level of stress in an electrician's job arises from the “work environment and complexities of the job's responsibilities,” reports a news website. Obviously, an electrician must always be conscious of the fact his, and his user's, life and death hang in the balance if he makes a wrong move.

 

Do electricians get laid off a lot?

Electricians are laid off no more often than any other industry workers however, industrial electricians do constantly have to find work on new projects. Residential, domestic and commercial electricians typically run their own business or work for small businesses which means that turn-over rates are very low as electrical companies don’t normally take on workers when they have no additional work.

 

Is learning to be an electrician hard?

There is simply no better way to learn the electrician trade than completing an apprenticeship over four years. So, yes, it takes a while to become a fully licenced electrician. You have to have your act together and commit a good deal of effort. But, ask any electrician, and they’ll inevitably tell you that it's worth it.

 

Will electricians be replaced by robots?

All human jobs will be replaced by robots in the future, but plumbers, electricians and nurses will stay in employment the longest, according to an artificial intelligence expert.

 

Can I do electrical work on my house?

Any electrical work in Australia MUST be completed by a licenced electrician. Un-licenced and DIY electrical work is not only illegal, you could also be jeopardising your home or business insurance! Examples of electrical work include: running electrical wiring, installing an electrical power point or light fixture, connecting electrics to supply a garage-door opener, or convert an electrical panel from a fuse box style to circuit breakers.

 

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