Average Salary For Electricians In South Africa

Electricians are responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, installing, and modifying electrical components and systems. Electricians generally work at homes, businesses, and construction sites, and generally work as contractors.


Electrician Salary In South Africa

The average salary for an Electrician in SA is R 93,20 gross per hour (R 16 154 gross per month), which is 31% lower than South Africa’s national average salary. Salary Range: an Electrician can expect an average starting pay of R 40,30. The highest pay rates can exceed R 175 per hour.

How much does a master electrician make in South Africa?

Master Electrician Jobs by Salary

Job Title: ElectricianRange: R20k – R502kAverage: R259,615
Master ElectricianRange: R173k – R679kAverage: R368,430
Electrical EngineerRange: R0 – R0 (Estimated)Average: R700,000
Electrical SuperintendentRange: R0 – R0 (Estimated)Average: R403,307

Our electricians in demand in South Africa?

Considering the increasing demand for energy, electricians are becoming more and more important in South Africa.

Electrical engineering tops the National Scarce Skills List, and this high-growth sector offers an abundance of job opportunities.

How long does it take to become an electrician in South Africa?

The N1, N2, and N3 national certificates for electrical engineering are three distinct certificates that provide sufficient hours of training and learning for electricians. The duration of each level is three months and completing all three levels (N1 – N3) takes one year.

What qualifications does an electrician need?

An electrician is generally someone who has completed a 3-4 year apprenticeship and holds a Level 3 technical and vocational qualification or Level 3 Diploma.

Do you need maths to be an electrician?

Electricians use simple math, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to perform routine measurements and calculations at work.

You’d be working with fractions, percentages, and decimals to figure out things like room dimensions, and wiring lengths, convert watts to kilowatts and calculate loads.

Where can I study electrician in South Africa?

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The Tshwane University of Technology.


Stellenbosch University.

The University of Pretoria.

The University of Johannesburg.

northwest University.

The University of Cape Town.