If you are thinking of a career in the electrical field, one of the most common questions asked by electrical trainees is, “What can I expect to earn as an electrician?” The amount of money you can earn as an electrician in the UK varies from job to job and be effected by a number of factors.
Currently the average wage for an electrician sits around £26,000 according to salarytrack.co.uk – obviously experience, qualifications and other things such as location play a factor in your earnings potential.
* Qualifications – Your qualifications vary greatly, so it’s important to make sure the course you’re attending offers the best suited, and recognised certificates and regulations available. Finding the right electrical course is also vital in gaining the correct experience needed to complete as much of the varied tasks that may be required of you.
* Self Employment versus employment – Obviously being a self employed electrician offers greater earnings potential, with the ability to work longer hours, and take on jobs variable in time and expense; you could far exceed the set wage of an employed electrician, but would often be required to exceed the average working week.
* Location – As with every profession the geographical location of the electrician can play a large factor, the north/south divide being an important factor – the southeast of England offering the best earnings potential, but also the highest cost of living.
Depending on your employment circumstance, there is always a demand and earnings potential for a competent and qualified electrician, with skilled tradesmen always in demand with an ever increasing population and housing requirement the earnings potential for plumbers is only limited by your own commitment.