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

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $56.71 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $55.34 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 2020)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $45.63 $1642.50
 2     $47.51 $1710.20
 3     $49.38 $1777.84
 4     $51.27 $1845.56
 5 $56.71 $2041.58 $54.58 $1965.02 
 6 $58.59 $2109.13  $56.47 $2032.74
 7 $62.35 $2244.48 $60.22 $2168.09
 8 $66.11 $2379.90 $63.99 $2303.51
 9 $67.99 $2447.54 $65.87 $2371.15
 10 $73.63 $2650.70 $71.51 $2574.32

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

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $44.16 $1589.68
 2     $46.06 $1657.99
 3     $47.96 $1726.40
 4     $49.85 $1794.71
 5 $55.34 $1992.41 $53.22 $1915.84
 6 $57.24 $2060.81  $55.12 $1984.23
 7 $61.04 $2197.53  $58.92 $2120.94
 8 $64.84 $2334.24 $62.71 $2257.67
 9 $66.74 $2402.63 $64.61 $2326.08
 10 $72.44  $2607.68 $70.31 $2531.10

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 March 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 
1/3/2020 $650.34 $18.07 $651.31 $18.09 $978.73 $27.19 $1,196.94  $33.25 
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $279.44    $279.44   $279.44  
Total Rate  $650.34 $18.07 $930.75 $25.85 $1,258.17 $34.95 $1,476.38  $41.01

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 
1/3/2020 $814.31 $22.62 $959.91 $26.67 $1,173.93 $32.61 $1,227.38 $34.09
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $274.06   $274.06   $274.06  
Total Rate  $814.31 $22.62  $1,233.97  $34.28 $1,447.99 $40.22 $1,501.44 $41.71


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 March 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 $43.35 
 - 11-20 employees $60.12 
 - More than 20 employees $82.27 
Nominee allowance per week $73.81 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $33.95 
 - Restricted $25.43 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $18.79
Rate for ordering material per day $3.75
Meal allowance $16.57 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $3.96
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.59 
 - 16-30 floors $0.94 
 - 31-45 floors $1.27 
 - 46-60 floors $1.55 
 - More than 60 floors $1.88 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.94 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $27.98 
 - Level 3 $37.37 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $29.52 
Travel time allowance per day $8.26
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.36 
 - Second year $4.49 
 - Third year $6.11 
 - Fourth year $7.18 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $28.58 
 - Free transfer fares $4.63
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.27 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.94 
Service core allowance  $1.61 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $24.16