Western Australia back in the Renovation Game

(3rd November 2017) Western Australian tradies have bounced back from their 8% downturn at the beginning of the last quarter to sit at just 1% below the national average hourly rate. The renovation boom has started to make its way over to the west as the economy slowly recovers from the end of the mining boom. According to data released by find-a-tradie site ServiceSeeking.com.au, hourly rates in Western Australia have risen by 4% over the last quarter. In fact, WA now holds the title for best paid plasterers and electricians.

So what can you expect to pay for a tradie in Western Australia over the Summer?

Tradies that have had the most growth since the last quarter:

  • Builders are up 8% at $59.29/hour
  • Plumbers are also up 8% at $89.91/hour
  • Electricians ($89.58/hour), Plasterers ($59.51/hour) and Landscapers ($50.73/hour) are all up 4%

Tradies above the national hourly average:

  • Plasterers are 22% above the national hourly average at $59.51/hour
  • Electricians are 15% above the national hourly average at $89.58/hour
  • Plumbers are 5% above the national hourly average at $89.91/hour

Tradies below the national hourly average:

  • Tilers are 20% below the national hourly average at $44.78/hour
  • Painters are 13% below the national hourly average at $38.81/hour
  • Builders are also 13% below the national hourly average at $59.29/hour
  • Carpenters are 7% below the national hourly average at $57.29/hour

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 FY18 Q1 through ServiceSeeking.com.au, the website for getting any job done.

For further information, or to see the full table of hourly rates and prices, please click here.