Electricians can earn an average of £30,000 per annum in the UK. Although electricians usually have high earnings, many factors come into play which determines the pay grade. Salaries can vary for electricians depending on whether they are self-employed or employed by a company, and how long they’ve been in the industry (experience level).
As electricians gain more experience and build on their qualifications, they can expect to increase their earnings. Newly qualified electricians can earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year. Salaries can also vary from region to region. For example, electricians can make a higher wage in London than the North because the market dictates a higher rate.
But being your own boss is where the real money is. A self-employed electrician can make anywhere between £30,000 to £60,000 + per year. You cannot make these numbers if you work under someone else. In fact, you never will.
An electrician I know was being paid just over £10 per hour by his employer. But that number went out the window when he went self employed and he began making 3x and more per hour. Another electrician who I’ve worked with has a set hourly rate of £60 per hour. What electrician company would pay these kind of rates to their employees? You just won’t find one.