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

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $54.51 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $53.20 per hour

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

Building Construction Wage Rates (From 1 March 2019)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $43.85  $1578.72
 2     $45.66 $1643.79
 3     $47.47 $1708.80
 4     $49.27 $1773.89
 5 $54.51 $1962.30 $52.46 $1888.72 
 6 $56.31 $2027.23  $54.27 $1953.80
 7 $59.93 $2157.32 $57.89 $2083.90
 8 $63.54  $2287.49  $61.50 $2214.06
 9 $65.35 $2352.50 $63.31 $2279.08
 10 $70.77 $2547.77 $68.73 $2474.35

Service, Maintenance and Installation Wage Rates (From 1 March 2019)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $42.44 $1527.95
 2     $44.27 $1593.61
 3     $46.09 $1659.36
 4     $47.92 $1725.02
 5 $53.20 $1915.04 $51.15 $1841.44
 6 $55.02 $1980.78  $52.98 $1907.18
 7 $58.67 $2112.20  $56.63 $2038.58
 8 $62.32 $2243.60 $60.28 $2127.45
 9 $64.15 $2309.33 $62.10 $2191.91
 10 $69.62  $2506.42 $67.58 $2385.11

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 March 2019)

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 $625.08 $17.37 $626.02 $17.39 $940.73 $26.14 $1,150.47  $31.95 
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $268.59    $268.59   $268.59  
Total Rate  $625.08 $17.37 $894.61 $24.85 $1,209.31 $33.60 $1,419.05  $39.42 

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 $782.69 $21.74 $922.64 $25.63 $1,128.34 $31.34 $1,179.72  $32.77
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $263.42   $263.42   $263.42  
Total Rate  $782.69 $21.74  $1,186.06  $32.95 $1,391.76 $38.66  $1,443.14 $40.09


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 March 2019.

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 
$8.1m - $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 $41.66 
 - 11-20 employees $57.78 
 - More than 20 employees $79.07 
Nominee allowance per week $70.94 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $32.63 
 - Restricted $24.44 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $18.06
Rate for ordering material per day $3.61 
Meal allowance $15.93 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $3.81 
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.56 
 - 16-30 floors $0.90 
 - 31-45 floors $1.22 
 - 46-60 floors $1.49 
 - More than 60 floors $1.80 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.90 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $26.89 
 - Level 3 $35.92 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $28.38 
Travel time allowance per day $7.94 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.23 
 - Second year $4.32 
 - Third year $5.87 
 - Fourth year $6.90 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $27.47 
 - Free transfer fares $4.45 
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.22 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.90 
Service core allowance  $1.55 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $23.22