Sparkies top trades pay scale
WHICH trade pays the best? Based on recent vacancies advertised on MyCareer.com.au, electrical tradespeople take home the healthiest pay packet.
While the figures in the table below highlight the average incomes across a range of trades, remember they are indicative only, and based on MyCareer job listings inclusive of wage from the last 90 days and may incorporate the total remuneration package, not just the salary.
To explore current trade and technical vacancies, visit www.mycareer.com.au/trades
|Sub-sector||Average minimum||Average maximum||Average|
|Average Australian trades and services salary||$69,393|
|Air conditioning / refrigeration||$45,000||$100,000||$72,707|
|Apprenticeships, cadets and trainees||$17,448||$93,827||$58,189|
|Carpentry, joinery and cabinetmaking||$35,568||$120,000||$65,230|
|Fitting, welding and metalwork||$40,000||$155,000||$72,092|
|Landscaping and gardening||$30,000||$74,947||$49,501|
Which trade deserves the biggest salary?
This poll ended on 31 October 2012.
Electricians - it's dangerous work
Plumbers - it's dirty work
Carpenters - they put roofs over heads
Anyone in the mines - they're away from home
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.