If you are considering becoming an electrician, you may be happy to know that electricians have the highest average salary out of all the trade jobs in 2018.
According to multiple reports, electricians have enjoyed the best annual salary in a trade job for many years. This varies by experience, of course, but it is clear that becoming an electrician can be a lucrative career path. Not to mention, it can be a rewarding and challenging job that keeps you out of the office and out in the open most of the day.
How much do electricians earn?
The national careers service reports that the average electrician salary sits somewhere between £18,000-£42,000 per year. That's based on 30-40 hours of work per week. While there is a large gap between the lower and upper end of the scale, this is largely dependent on experience.
- Starter Electrician Salary - £18,000 - £23,000
- Experienced Electrician Salary - £25,000 - £35,000
- Highly Experienced Electrician Salary - Up to £42,000
According to the Office of National Statistics, the average electrician salary for 2018 is £30,784. This is an increase from the year before and shows that electricians salaries are increasing on a healthy incline year by year. In comparison, the average pay for a Plumber is £29,799 and £26,416 for a Carpenter in 2018.
What qualifications do you need to become an electrician?
Experience comes with time, but getting a head start with the right qualifications is the best step to take. The basic qualification needed to become an electrician is a Level 3 Electrical Qualification, which we provide here at Access Training. To enrol on one of our Level 3 electrical qualification courses, you do not need any previous qualifications as we will walk you through stage-by-stage. You'll learn everything you need to know to become an electrician in either our Essential Electrical Course, Professional Electrical Course and Premier Electrical Course.
Furthermore, if you'd like to progress even further and earn a better electrician salary, you can gain further qualifications to become a specialist in your field. Here are just a few specialist electrician courses we provide:
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