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

A-Class Licensed Electricians Hourly Rate = $55.60 per hour
Service, Maintenance and Installation Hourly Rate = $54.26 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 2019)

 

"A Grade"

"Unlicensed / B Grade"

 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $44.73 $1610.29
 2     $46.57 $1676.67
 3     $48.42 $1742.98
 4     $50.26 $1809.37
 5 $55.60 $2001.55 $53.51 $1926.49 
 6 $57.44 $2067.77  $55.36 $1992.88
 7 $61.12 $2200.47 $59.04 $2125.58
 8 $64.81 $2333.24 $62.73 $2258.34
 9 $66.65 $2399.55 $64.57 $2324.66
 10 $72.19 $2598.73 $70.11 $2523.84

Service, Maintenance and Installation Wage Rates (From 1 October 2019)

   "A Grade" "Unlicensed / B Grade" 
 Grade EW Per Hour  Per Week  Per Hour  Per Week 
 1     $43.29 $1558.51
 2     $45.15 $1625.48
 3     $47.02 $1692.55
 4     $48.88 $1759.52
 5 $54.26 $1953.34 $52.17 $1878.27
 6 $56.12 $2020.40  $54.04 $1945.32
 7 $59.85 $2154.44  $57.76 $2079.35
 8 $63.57 $2288.47 $61.48 $2213.40
 9 $65.43 $2355.52 $63.35 $2280.47
 10 $71.02  $2556.55 $68.93 $2481.47

ETU Apprentice Wage Rates - 36 Hour Week (Construction, from 1 March 2019)

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 
1/10/2019 $637.58 $17.71 $638.54 $17.74 $959.54 $26.66 $1,173.47  $32.59 
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $273.96    $273.96   $273.96  
Total Rate  $637.58 $17.71 $912.50 $25.35 $1,233.50 $34.27 $1,447.43  $40.20

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 
1/10/2019 $798.34 $22.17 $941.09 $26.15 $1,150.91 $31.97 $1,203.31 $33.43
TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance     $268.69   $268.69   $268.69  
Total Rate  $782.69 $22.17  $1,209.78  $33.61 $1,419.60 $39.43 $1,472.00 $40.89


New Site Allowances

The following site allowances apply under ETU construction industry enterprise agreements (EBAs) from 1 October 2019.

Click here to download site allowances applicable from 1 October 2019.

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 $42.50 
 - 11-20 employees $58.94 
 - More than 20 employees $80.65 
Nominee allowance per week $72.36 
Communications cabler:
 - Open $33.28 
 - Restricted $24.93 

Special (Flat Rate) Allowances

Allowance  $
Rate for ordering material per week $18.42
Rate for ordering material per day $3.68 
Meal allowance $16.25 
Multi-storey commission refurbishment $3.89 
Multi-storey per hour:  
 - 0-15 floors $0.57 
 - 16-30 floors $0.92 
 - 31-45 floors $1.24 
 - 46-60 floors $1.52 
 - More than 60 floors $1.84 
Towers allowance per hour  $0.92 
First aid allowance per week   
 - Level 2 $27.43 
 - Level 3 $36.64 
Travel and fares allowance re: permanent maintenance crew (off street parking) $28.94 
Travel time allowance per day $8.10 
Travel time (apprentices):   
 - First year   $3.29 
 - Second year $4.41 
 - Third year $5.99 
 - Fourth year $7.04 
Fares allowance:   
 - Start/finish on job  -
 - Job site within 50km $28.02 
 - Free transfer fares $4.54 
Motor vehicle allowance per km  $1.24 
In excess of 50km per km  $0.92 
Service core allowance  $1.58 
Construction wiring skills allowance  $23.68