Victorian plumbers the best paid tradies

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Plumbers in Victoria top the tradie rich list according to new data.

Data from ServiceSeeking.com.au revealed the top 10 most lucrative trades by location with Victorian plumbers edging out  their West Australian colleagues.

The hourly rate of a plumber in Victoria rose by 21 per cent to $91.21 an hour in 2017.

Over the past year hourly rates have risen by 4 per cent across all trades, with Queensland and New South Wales peaking at 9 per cent.

Hourly rates are “gross” rates and aside from including the cost of labour, also cover the cost of running the business including insurance, tools, work vehicles, insurance and superannuation.

The prices were derived by comparing a sample of 52,000 quotes submitted during the first quarter of the 2017 financial year through ServiceSeeking.com.au to data from the year prior.

Tradie Rich List 2017

  1. Plumber (Vic) – $91.21 (up 21 per cent)
  2. Plumber (WA) – $89.91 (down 1 per cent)
  3. Electrician (WA) $89.58 (up 1 per cent)
  4. Plumber (NSW) – $85.98 (up 16 per cent)
  5. Plumber (Qld) – $82.64 (up 4 per cent)
  6. Plumber (SA) – $80.90 (down 2 per cent)
  7. Electrician (NSW) – $79.98 (up 9 per cent)
  8. Electrician (SA) – $79.13 (up 26 per cent)
  9. Builder (SA) – $77.76 (up 29 per cent)
  10. Electrician (Qld) – $75.15 (up 3 per cent)

At a state level, landscapers, carpenters and builders all increased their hourly rates while tilers, plasterers, painters and electricians experienced decreases.

Victorian tradies average hourly rates

  1. Plumber –  $91.21 (up 21 per cent)
  2. Electrician –  $72.18 (down 1 per cent)
  3. Builder –  $60.88 (up 9 per cent)
  4. Carpenter –  $58.73 (up 10 per cent)
  5. Tiler –  $52.42 (down 9 per cent)
  6. Landscaper –  $51.05 (up 11 per cent)
  7. Plasterer –  $43.46 (down 8 per cent)
  8. Painter –  $38.95 (down 4 per cent)