How much do electricians in Edinburgh get paid?

Electricians in Edinburgh earn

£10.95-20.07 per hour

Based on 23 employee reviews

Electrician salaries can range between £10.95-20.07 per hour in the Edinburgh area. This data is based on quiz results from 23 employees who live in and around Edinburgh.

What do top employers pay electricians?

Who are the top electrician employers?

  1. United Utilities
    8.7
  2. Yorkshire Water
    8.3
  3. SSE
    8.0

Who are the worst electrician employers?

  1. Clarkson Evans
    5.2
  2. Atalian Servest
    5.7
  3. Sodexo
    5.8

Recent electrician Jobs in Edinburgh

  1. Maintenance Electrician at Abm posted 7 days ago
  2. Maintenance Electrician at OCS posted 2 days ago
  3. Install Electrician at Randstad posted 7 hours ago
  4. Mobile Maintenance Electrician at Randstad posted 2 hours ago
  5. Electrician at phs posted 18 hours ago
  6. Electrician at Hays Recruitment posted 18 hours ago
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How are people paid?

70%
by the hour
30%
an annual salary

Based on 23 employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 100% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 15 employees

What do electricians do?

Electricians have the job of testing, installing and repairing electrical systems.

These can be lighting, security, power and fire systems.

There are different types of electricians. These include:

  • Installation engineers/ technicians. These are electricians that install electrical systems
  • Maintenance electricians/ technicians. These are electricians that repair and make sure electrical systems keep working.

Other names for electricians also include:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians
  • Electrical fitters
  • Electrotechnical panel builders
  • Machine repair and rewind electricians
  • Highway systems electricians
  • Sparks or sparkies

What you do in this type of job depends on what type of area you work in. Some jobs include:

  • Testing and installing wiring, circuits, machines and other electrical systems
  • Fixing and maintaining electrical systems
  • Making sure street lighting and electrical signs are working properly
  • Making sure electrical motors and transformers are working properly
  • Making and installing electrical control panels

You may have to work in a business, in a client’s home or outdoors during all types of weather.

You also might be called out early in the morning, late in the evening, over the weekend or on bank holidays.

If you want to apply for an electrician job, you might need the following:

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