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Construction Rates 36 Hour Week

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $59.59 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $58.16 per hour

Building Construction Wage Rates (From 1 October 2021)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $47.94 $1725.95
 2     $49.92 $1797.08
 3     $51.89 $1868.17
 4     $53.87 $1939.32
 5 $59.59 $2145.30 $57.36 $2064.85 
 6 $61.56 $2216.28  $59.33 $2136.01
 7 $65.51 $2358.51 $63.28 $2278.24
 8 $69.47 $2500.81 $67.24 $2420.54
 9 $71.44 $2571.88 $69.21 $2491.61
 10 $77.37 $2785.36 $75.14 $2705.11

Service, Maintenance and Installation Wage Rates (From 1 October 2021)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $46.40 $1670.44
 2     $48.40 $1742.22
 3     $50.39 $1814.11
 4     $52.39 $1885.88
 5 $58.16 $2093.64 $55.92 $2013.17
 6 $60.15 $2165.51  $57.92 $2085.03
 7 $64.14 $2309.17  $61.91 $2228.70
 8 $68.13 $2452.83 $65.90 $2372.37
 9 $70.13 $2524.69 $67.90 $2444.25
 10 $76.11 $2740.16 $73.88 $2659.68

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 October 2021)

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 
1/10/2021 $683.39 $18.99 $684.41 $19.01 $1,028.45 $28.57 $1,257.75  $34.94
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $293.64    $293.64   $293.64  
Total Rate  $683.39 $18.99 $978.04 $27.17 $1,322.09 $36.72 $1,551.39  $43.09

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 
1/10/2021 $855.67 $23.77 $1,008.68 $28.02 $1,233.56 $34.27 $1,289.74 $35.83
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $287.99   $287.99   $287.99  
Total Rate  $855.67 $23.77  $1,296.67  $36.02 $1,521.55 $42.27 $1,577.73 $43.83


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 October 2021.

New Projects - Melbourne Inner Suburbs and Shopping Centres

 

  • Projects between $5.1 million and $258.1 million: $4.50 per hour.
  • For projects over $258.1 million, see chart below.
  • Renovations and refurbishment, Melbourne and inner suburbs: $3.85 per hour.    
 

New Projects Elsewhere

Project Value $ Million Site Allowance $ per hour
$5.1m - $31 million $2.55 
$31.0m - $51.7 million $3.10
$51.7m - $103.2 million $3.60 
$103.2m - $258.1 million $4.10 
$258.1m - $412.8 million $4.65 
$412.8m - $1032.1 million $5.00 
For projects above $1.032 billion, 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 $45.55 
 - 11-20 employees $63.18 
 - More than 20 employees $86.45 
Nominee allowance per week $77.56 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $35.67 
 - Restricted $26.71 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $19.75
Rate for ordering material per day $3.95 
Meal allowance $17.41 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $4.16 
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.61 
 - 16-30 floors $0.98 
 - 31-45 floors $1.32 
 - 46-60 floors $1.61 
 - More than 60 floors $1.95 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.99 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $29.40 
 - Level 3 $39.27 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $31.03 
Travel time allowance per day $8.68 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.52 
 - Second year $4.73 
 - Third year $6.41 
 - Fourth year $7.54 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $30.04 
 - Free transfer fares $4.86
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.33 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.99 
Service core allowance  $1.70 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $25.38