Tiler at work

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 from the housing construction boom, experiencing a 9 per cent rise in hourly rates over the past year. In the last quarter alone prices have surged by 3 per cent according to new data released by ServiceSeeking.com.au.

So what can you expect to pay for a tradie over the next coming months?

Tradies that have had the most growth this year:

  • Tilers are up by 51% to $59.93/hour
  • Builders are up by 17% to $72.93/hour
  • Painters are up by 9% to $48.11/hour

Landscapers and plasterers were not so fortunate, experiencing a drop in prices by 3 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.

Tradies that earn highest above the national hourly average:

  • Painters are 8% above national hourly average
  • Builders are also 8% above the national hourly average
  • Tilers are 7% above the national hourly average
  • Plasterers are 5% above the national hourly average at $50.93

Tradies that fall below the national hourly average:

  • Carpenters are 7% below the national hourly average at $60.22/hour
  • Electricians are 6% below the national hourly average at $75.15/hour
  • Plumbers are 3% below the national hourly average at $82.64/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 on rates across Australia, click here.


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