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

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $59.00 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $57.58 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 2021)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $47.47 $1708.86
 2     $49.42 $1779.29
 3     $51.38 $1849.67
 4     $53.34 $1920.12
 5 $59.00 $2124.06 $56.79 $2044.41 
 6 $60.95 $2194.34  $58.75 $2114.86
 7 $64.87 $2335.16 $62.66 $2255.68
 8 $68.78 $2476.05 $66.57 $2396.57
 9 $70.73 $2546.42 $68.53 $2466.94
 10 $76.61 $2757.78 $74.40 $2678.33

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

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $45.94 $1653.90
 2     $47.92 $1724.97
 3     $49.89 $1796.15
 4     $51.87 $1867.21
 5 $57.58 $2072.91 $55.37 $1993.24
 6 $59.56 $2144.07  $57.34 $2064.39
 7 $63.51 $2286.31  $61.30 $2206.63
 8 $67.46 $2428.54 $65.25 $2348.88
 9 $69.44 $2499.69 $67.22 $2420.05
 10 $75.36  $2713.03 $73.15 $2633.35

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 March 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 
1/10/2020 $676.61 $18.80 $677.63 $18.82 $1,018.27 $28.29 $1,245.30  $34.59
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $290.73    $290.73   $290.73  
Total Rate  $676.61 $18.80 $968.35 $26.90 $1,309.00 $36.37 $1,536.03  $42.66

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 $847.20 $23.53 $998.69 $27.75 $1,221.35 $33.92 $1,276.97 $35.47
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $285.14   $285.14   $285.14  
Total Rate  $847.20 $23.53  $1,283.83  $35.67 $1,506.49 $41.84 $1,562.10 $43.39


New Site Allowances

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

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 $45.10 
 - 11-20 employees $62.55 
 - More than 20 employees $85.59 
Nominee allowance per week $76.79 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $35.32 
 - Restricted $26.45 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $19.55
Rate for ordering material per day $3.91 
Meal allowance $17.24 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $4.12 
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  $0.98 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $29.11 
 - Level 3 $38.88 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $30.72 
Travel time allowance per day $8.59 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.49 
 - Second year $4.68 
 - Third year $6.35 
 - Fourth year $7.47 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $29.74 
 - Free transfer fares $4.81 
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.32 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.98 
Service core allowance  $1.68 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $25.13