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Freedo

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Was just wondering what everyones annual wage is as a sparky - weather it's domestic, commercial, etc...

All replies will be much appreciated!! :D
 
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Cirrus

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I would be surprised if anyone gives away actual earnings as it is very personal. Now, it depends really on who you work for. Naturally, self employed earn more but there are associated risks. I have employed friends who regularly earn a grand a week on domestic. To give you an idea, the company I work for pays £200 a kitchen with most being able to do 3 a week - not a bad wage. I also know of other people who only earn £8.57 per hour - about £350 a week.
So you see, it varies massively but remember - qualified rates are higher than that of an apprentice or mate.
 
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wayne

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jib rates of pay are free to view on their web site ,im approved
 
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Cirrus

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But the jib rates are crap really:( They are there as a bare minimum but thats what employers use as their pay scales to get away with paying what they really SHOULD be paying
 
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alan

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Do you work in a Tax office by any chance ?
 
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wayne

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I agree with anyone who says sparks are underpaid!!!
 
i'll take one if your offering, you seem to be on alot more than me, our overtime is all over the place, sometimes u get it, some times u don't, r8 pain
 
Come on guys!

A : <£10000
B : £10000 - £14000
C : £14000 - £18000
D: £18000 - £23000
E : £23000 - £27000
F : >£27000

this is before tax ;) this should have been a poll,
Thread back on track....................
 
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Cirrus

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F and I qualify in 2 months but been sparking for 3 years
 
B did a four week course 3 years ago and been self employed since then. Seem to missplace most of the cash though!!!! Mmmm
 
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Shakey

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F plus most of B

and i'm still broke

a wise man once told me "dont matter what you earn lad, you'll always be twenty quid short of what you need"
 
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markysparky25

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i think this is a good tread. i think you should be looking for minimum£14-15 up.(if your half decent.) but when you think what some joiners, painters and plumbers r making.( about the same) it should be a lot more for what were expected to no...

i think this is a good tread. i think you should be looking for minimum£14-15 up.(if your half decent.) but when you think what some joiners, painters and plumbers r making.( about the same) it should be a lot more for what were expected to no...
 
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MacSparky

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couldn't agree more marky

couldn't agree more marky:p
 
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Andy M

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i don't think it is a crap thread, i was hoping to see what guy's are earning as i met a sparks tonight with a view to poaching him from a large local firm and want to know what to offer him as a salary if i decide to take him on.
 
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RABEC

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Not enough...
i want a million things and can't afford them yet.
Still euromillions is 44 millions pounds jackpot this week...fingers crossed..i think its my turn to win!
 
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Shakey

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Not enough...
i want a million things and can't afford them yet.
Still euromillions is 44 millions pounds jackpot this week...fingers crossed..i think its my turn to win!
so Mr Rabec is back,


*shakey drums his fingers waiting....*
 
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garlic_bread21

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im doing a 2 year advance 2330 course which i am comming to the end of the first year, im 26 anyone have any idea what hourly rate i should be on as im asking for a rise in the next couple of months so im wanting a rough figure what i can ask for??? any ideas
not sure what catagory i fall under on the jib scale, i think its senior trainee year2 but not sure?? cheers
 
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Cirrus

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About £7.50 an hour is the norm IMO
 
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Sparky198421

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Pay rise wouldnt go a miss!!
 
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scotsparky

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Fredo you will never find someone who is over paid or pain enouph always underpaid and oerworked as for trying to get a figure forget very personal/
 
been f for a while now but as "wise man once said to me it doesnt matter what you earn as you cut your cloth accordingley" lol:)
 
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paulthe spark

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all pricework in ma company so wage varies from week to week, you can have a good week or a very bad week, doesn't help that you get messed about by the boss who is always trying to do you out of money. It does happen there are a lot of fly employers ot there who can mess you about cuz they know they can get away with it
 
im doing a 2 year advance 2330 course which i am comming to the end of the first year, im 26 anyone have any idea what hourly rate i should be on as im asking for a rise in the next couple of months so im wanting a rough figure what i can ask for??? any ideas
not sure what catagory i fall under on the jib scale, i think its senior trainee year2 but not sure?? cheers

your jib rate should be senior graded elec trainee approx $10.29 no increases till your qualified
 
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JonAW

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Northern Ireland rates although they have the same JIB rates as the mainland are very poor. Someone posted to say look for £14-15 minimum. It would be very hard to find a job paying more than £11-12 for an electrical foreman working in industrial environments here. As a guide a sparky working full time on domestic will probably earn about £8/hr. I design, organise materials, build and install industrial electrical control panels on top of organising other workers and get paid not much more than £8 although i'm not goin to say what. I also have to work 45 hours a week and don't get an overtime rate even when I have to travel to the mainland to commison work I don't get any allowance for being away from home.

This is because competition for work here is fierce and I count myself lucky that I have, what I consider here in Northern ireland, a fairly well paid job. I earn more than the Northern Ireland national average.
 
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