Labourer and Tradesman Current Hourly Pay Rates


As At 08/02/2022

What do labourers, carpenters or electricians earn right now in the construction industry?

To give an idea of the best paying jobs in the industry we will report weekly on the current rates for labour and trades in construction.

Jobs Pay Per Hour
Labourer $30 – $32
Skilled Labourer $32 – $36
Carpenter $40 – $55
Electrician $45 – $55

Quote of the week

‘You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.’ Jim Rohn


A labourer performs various tasks on a construction site to complete a building project.


Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. Carpenters work indoors and outdoors on many types of construction projects, from installing kitchen cabinets to building highways and bridges.


Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

White Card

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is any clothing or equipment a worker uses for protection. It includes equipment such as goggles, ear plugs, respirators, safety harnesses, safety shoes, hard hats and sunscreen.