ANZSCO 3411

Electricians

EMPLOYED

185,000

PART-TIME SHARE

7%

FEMALE SHARE

3%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,204

MEDIAN AGE

33

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

8,700

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment.

  • Examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • Measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • Selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • Using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • Repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • Positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • Connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • Testing continuity of circuit
  • Installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Electricians All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 93% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 45 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,204 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $53 $43

    Industries

    Electricians work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    28.3%

    Victoria

    24.0%

    Queensland

    22.5%

    South Australia

    5.8%

    Tasmania

    1.8%

    Northern Territory

    1.2%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.0%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Electricians All Occupations
    Median age 33 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 3% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Electricians
    15–19 5.2 6.0
    20–24 9.1 15.5
    25–34 22.7 30.0
    35–44 22.3 20.3
    45–54 20.4 14.7
    55–59 8.8 6.3
    60–64 6.5 4.5
    65 and Over 4.9 2.7

    Education

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    • Your Career to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Electricians
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 0.6
    Bachelor degree 23.2 2.7
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 5.4
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 73.1
    Year 12 15.9 12.2
    Year 11 4.0 2.3
    Year 10 and below 9.7 2.6
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