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The tradies in NSW you can save on

In Q2 FY18 Tilers, Builders and Electricians saw decreases in their charge-out rates versus the prior year (-5%, -2% and -1% respectively). To make matters worse their charge-out rates also fell below the national average in their respective industries. Currently, Tilers and Builders in New South Wales are facing decreasing demand for their services, forcing […]

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Victorian tradies living on Struggle Street

Victorian tradies are charging 10% less than the national hourly charge-out rate, and earn the lowest recorded hourly wages in Australia for Q2 FY18. Tilers, painters and carpenters have been forced to charge well below the national industry average for their respective trades (-26%, -23% and -18%) as demand for tradies starts to slip in […]

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Bargain Hunters: The 10 Cheapest Tradies for 2018

It’s peak renovation season in Australia with 31% of home improvement jobs posted over February, March and April. With the average hourly rates charged by tradies across Australia up 10% since last financial year, ServiceSeeking.com.au has released a list of the top 10 cheapest renovation categories in the country to help out those hunting for […]

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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 […]

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VIC has the cheapest tradies, but the richest Plumbers

(3rd November 2017) Victorian tradies are charging 5 per cent less than the national hourly rate, reclaiming their title as the cheapest state for renovations for the second year in a row. Yet while rates are cheap across most trades, Plumbers are flush with cash according to new data released by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The Victorian plumber is […]

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NSW Wins Best Paid Tradies

    (3rd November 2017) It’s been a great year for tradies in NSW with a 9 per cent hike in average hourly rates, making them the best paid in the country. What keeps NSW at the top of the game is consistent growth throughout the year according to new data released ServiceSeeking.com.au. Over the last quarter […]

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Tilers in QLD earn 51% more in 2017  

(3rd November 2017) Tilers in Queensland have taken a 51 per cent pay rise after falling $10 below the national average hourly rate in 2016. Tilers now earn 7 per cent more than the national average at $59.25/hour making them the best paid in their field across Australia. Overall tradies in Queensland have greatly benefitted […]

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The Tradie Rich List 2017

(27th October 2017) The results are in and Victorian Plumbers have defeated their counterparts in Western Australia for the title of Australia’s richest tradie after hourly rates surged by 21% in 2017 to an average of $91.21 an hour. Over the past year hourly rates have risen by 4% across all trades, with Queensland and […]

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Victoria Still Australia’s Cheapest State to Hire a Tradie

(July 19, 2017) Victoria is once again the cheapest state in Australia to hire a tradie, according to ServiceSeeking.com.au’s latest Tradie Price Index. Released today, the quarterly data reveals the average cost of a Victorian tradie sits at just $55.90 per hour, a massive 8.5 per cent below the national average. In Australia, the home renovations […]

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Queensland Tradie Prices Up 9%

(July 19, 2017) Renovation activity continues to thrive in Queensland, according to new data from ServiceSeeking.com.au’s Tradie Price Index. Tradie prices in Queensland have seen a year-on-year increase of 8.9 per cent, now charging on average $61.20 per hour. In Australia, the home renovations market employs around 1 million people, and contributes a colossal $99 billion to […]

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