Average Salary For Auto Electricians In South Africa

Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications, and agricultural equipment.


Below are salaries earned by Auto Electricians In South Africa

Auto Electrician Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for an Auto Electrician in SA is R 19 236 gross per month (R 110,90 gross per hour), which is 18% lower than South Africa’s national average salary.

Salary Range: an Auto Electrician can expect an average starting salary of R 4 870. The highest salaries can exceed R 35 710.

Auto Electrician Salary Range – South Africa

R 4 870

Average salary
R 19 236

R 35 710

R 26 354

Auto Electrician – Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, an Entry Level Auto Electrician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 6 000 gross per month.

A mid-career Qualified Auto Electrician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 17 000, while an experienced Auto Electrician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 26 000. Automotive Electricians with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 20 000 per month.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Auto Electrician in SA

Experienced▲ +35%
Late Career▲ +4%
Average SalaryR 19 236/month
Mid Career▼ -12%
Entry Level▼ -69%

How do I become an auto electrician in South Africa?

What Qualifications Do You Need to Become an Auto Electrician?

Be at least 18 years old.

Graduate NQF Level 4 with Mathematics and Physical or Engineering Science.

Have completed a 1-year apprenticeship.

Have a national certificate that shows you have completed the relevant auto electrician courses.

Are our auto electricians in demand in South Africa?

By far the largest occupation within this industry class is Automotive Electricians, with about 63% of employment in this industry class in 2016. Employment numbers are predicted to decrease to 5,500 by 2024.

Is an auto electrician a good job in South Africa?

For the work involved, automotive electricians make good money for the work they do. Before tax, the weekly earnings of an automotive electrician sit at about 20011.11ZARper week, according to the Australian Government Job Outlook. As electricians work to improve their skillsets, they may be able to find even better wages.

Where can I study auto electrician in South Africa?

Kigoma AETC is a Merseta Accredited Training Provider for the “Automotive Electrician” field.

What field is an electrician in South Africa?

An electrician is a skilled tradesperson working in the construction industry who specializes in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of power systems – and the need for these skilled workers is only growing in the US. In fact, the expected growth of electrical workers is 10% by 2028.

Is being an electrician worth it in South Africa?

Becoming an electrician is well worth the 4-year apprenticeship. You can make a good living. In fact, electricians are the highest paid of the skilled trades, with plumbers a close second. (Plumbers may have a higher wage in some areas).

Is an electrician a stressful job in South Africa?

If the science behind electricity intrigues you, just know the SA News has ranked electrician work as stressful. The level of stress in an electrician’s job arises from the “work environment and complexities of the job’s responsibilities,” said the news website.