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

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $57.84 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $56.45 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 2020)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $46.54 $1675.35
 2     $48.46 $1744.40
 3     $50.37 $1813.40
 4     $52.29 $1882.47
 5 $57.84 $2082.41 $55.68 $2004.32 
 6 $59.76 $2151.31  $57.59 $2073.39
 7 $63.59 $2289.37 $61.43 $2211.45
 8 $67.43 $2427.50 $65.27 $2349.58
 9 $69.35 $2496.49 $67.18 $2418.57
 10 $75.10 $2703.71 $72.94 $2625.81

Service, Maintenance and Installation Wage Rates (From 1 October 2020)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $45.04 $1621.47
 2     $46.98 $1691.15
 3     $48.91 $1760.93
 4     $50.85 $1830.60
 5 $56.45 $2032.26 $54.28 $1954.16
 6 $58.39 $2102.03  $56.22 $2023.91
 7 $62.26 $2241.48  $60.09 $2163.36
 8 $66.14 $2380.92 $63.97 $2302.82
 9 $68.07 $2450.68 $65.91 $2372.60
 10 $73.88  $2659.83 $71.71 $2581.72

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 October 2020)

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 
1/10/2020 $663.34 $18.43 $664.34 $18.45 $998.31 $27.74 $1,220.88  $33.91
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $285.03    $285.03   $285.03  
Total Rate  $663.34 $18.43 $949.37 $26.37 $1,283.33 $35.65 $1,505.91  $41.83

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 
1/10/2020 $830.59 $23.07 $979.11 $27.20 $1,197.40 $33.26 $1,251.93 $34.78
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $279.54   $279.54   $279.54  
Total Rate  $830.59 $23.07  $1,258.65  $34.97 $1,476.95 $41.02 $1,531.47 $42.54


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 October 2020.

New Projects - Melbourne Inner Suburbs and Shopping Centres

 

  • Projects between $3.0 million and $244.6 million: $4.35 per hour.
  • For projects over $244.6 million, see chart below.
  • Renovations and refurbishment, Melbourne and inner suburbs: $3.75 per hour.    
 

New Projects Elsewhere

Project Value $ Million Site Allowance $ per hour
$3.0m - $8.2m $2.50 
$8.2m - $20.2m $2.70 
$20.2m - $40.8m $3.00 
$40.8m - $81.5m $3.55 
$81.5m - $163.1m $4.20 
$163.1m - $244.6m $4.35 
$244.6m - $326.0m $4.55 
$326.0m - $489.3m $4.70 
$489.3m - $683.1m $4.80 
$683.1m - $909.3m  $4.90 
$909.3m - $1184.9m  $5.00 
$1184.9m - $1454.1m  $5.40 
$1454.1m - $1831.1m  $5.85 
For projects above $1831.1 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 $44.21 
 - 11-20 employees $61.32 
 - More than 20 employees $83.91 
Nominee allowance per week $75.28 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $34.63 
 - Restricted $25.94 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $19.17
Rate for ordering material per day $3.83 
Meal allowance $16.90 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $4.04 
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.60 
 - 16-30 floors $0.96 
 - 31-45 floors $1.30 
 - 46-60 floors $1.58 
 - More than 60 floors $1.91 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.96 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $28.54 
 - Level 3 $38.12 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $30.11 
Travel time allowance per day $8.42 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.42 
 - Second year $4.58 
 - Third year $6.23 
 - Fourth year $7.32 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $29.16 
 - Free transfer fares $4.72 
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.30 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.96 
Service core allowance  $1.64 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $24.64