ETU Contracting Industry EBA 2017-2021 Construction Rates 36 Hour Week

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $53.44 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $52.15 per hour

These rates are contained in the ETU Contracting EBA 2018-2021 which can be downloaded here.

Building Construction Wage Rates (From 1 October 2018)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $42.99  $1547.76
 2     $44.77 $1611.56
 3     $46.54 $1675.29
 4     $48.31 $1739.11
 5 $53.44  $1923.82 $51.44 $1851.69 
 6 $55.21 $1987.48  $53.21 $1915.49
 7 $58.75  $2115.02  $56.75 $2043.04
 8 $62.30  $2242.64  $60.30 $2170.65
 9 $64.07 $2306.37 $62.07 $2234.39
 10 $69.38 $2497.81  $67.38 $2425.83

Service, Maintenance and Installation Wage Rates (From 1 October 2018)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $41.61  $1497.99
 2     $43.40 $1562.36
 3     $45.19 $1626.82
 4     $46.98 $1691.20
 5 $52.15 $1877.49 $50.15 $1805.33
 6 $53.94 $1941.94  $51.94 $1869.78
 7 $57.52 $2070.78  $55.52 $1998.61
 8 $61.10  $2199.61 $59.10 $2127.45
 9 $62.89 $2264.05 $60.89  $2191.91
 10 $68.26  $2457.27 $66.25 $2385.11

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 October 2018)

Apprentice Rates 1st Year  2nd Year  3rd Year  4th Year 
 per Week per Hour  per Week  per Hour  per Week  per Hour  per Week  per Hour 
1/10/2018 $612.83 $17.03 $613.75 $17.05 $922.28 $25.62 $1,127.91  $31.33 
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $263.32    $263.32   $263.32  
Total Rate  $612.83 $17.03 $877.07 $24.36 $1,185.60  $32.94 $1,391.23  $38.64 

Adult Apprentice Rates 1st Year  2nd Year  3rd Year  4th Year 
 per Week per Hour  per Week  per Hour  per Week  per Hour  per Week  per Hour 
1/10/2018 $767.34 $21.31  $904.55 $25.13 $1,106.22 $30.73 $1,156.59  $32.13 
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $258.26   $258.26   $258.26  
Total Rate  $767.34 $21.31  $1,162.80  $32.30 $1,364.47 $37.90  $1,414.84 $39.30


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 October 2018.

Click here to download site allowances applicable from 1 October 2018.

New Projects - Melbourne Inner Suburbs and Shopping Centres

 

  • Projects between $3.0 million and $240.3 million: $4.25 per hour.
  • For projects over $240.3 million, see chart below.
  • Renovations and refurbishment, Melbourne and inner suburbs: $3.70 per hour.    
 

New Projects Elsewhere

Project Value $ Million Site Allowance $ per hour
$3.0m - $8.1m $2.45 
$78.1m - $19.9m $2.65 
$19.9m - $40.1m $2.95 
$40.1m - $80.1m $3.50 
$80.1m - $160.2m $4.15 
$160.2m - $240.3m $4.25 
$240.3m - $320.2m $4.45 
$320.2m - $480.6m $4.60 
$480.6m - $671m $4.70 
$671m - $893.2m  $4.80 
$893.2m - $1163.9m  $4.90 
$1163.9m - $1428.4m  $5.30 
$1428.4m - $1798.7m  $5.75 
For projects above $1798.7 million, there shall be an increment in site allowance of 10 cents per additional $100m or part thereof.

All Purpose Allowances


Allowance $
Leading hands per week in charge of:
 - 3-10 employees $40.85 
 - 11-20 employees $56.65 
 - More than 20 employees $77.52 
Nominee allowance per week $69.55 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $31.99 
 - Restricted $23.96 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $17.71
Rate for ordering material per day $3.54 
Meal allowance $15.62 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $3.74 
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.55 
 - 16-30 floors $0.88 
 - 31-45 floors $1.20 
 - 46-60 floors $1.46 
 - More than 60 floors $1.77 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.88 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $26.36 
 - Level 3 $35.22 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $27.82 
Travel time allowance per day $7.78 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.16 
 - Second year $4.23 
 - Third year $5.75 
 - Fourth year $6.76 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $26.94 
 - Free transfer fares $4.36 
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.20 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.88 
Service core allowance  $1.52 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $22.76