25,000 survey results on the national average cost of labour

 

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ServiceSeeking.com.au has released the average hourly rate for various trade jobs, from a survey of 25,000 people. Consumers now know what they should be paying on average for a job around the house.

Looking at labour costs nationally, house painters charge the least at $39.92 per hour and Victoria is the cheapest place to get a tradesman in, at an average price of $54.96 per hour.

Labour costs for major industries in Q4, FY14 (compared to the year prior) are all tabled below:

 

TRADE 2013 AVE HOURLY RATE 2014 AVE HOURLY RATE PERCENTAGE CHANGE
Painting  $41.48  $39.92 -3.70%
Electical Services  $69.84  $68.03 -2.60%
Carpentry  $50.61  $50.42 -0.40%
Gyprock and Plastering  $46.16  $46.33 0.40%
Building and Home Renovations  $57.91  $58.41 0.90%
Plumbing  $75.09  $76.73 2.20%
Landscaping  $58.20  $61.88 6.30%
Concreting  $61.43  $67.49 9.90%
STATE 2013 AVE HOURLY RATE 2014 AVE HOURLY RATE PERCENTAGE CHANGE
VIC  $54.44  $54.96 0.90%
SA  $53.39  $57.64 8%
NSW  $59.90  $58.23 -2.80%
QLD  $57.87  $61.20 5.80%
NT  $52.86  $62.00 17.30%
TAS  $46.98  $62.06 32.10%
WA  $60.63  $62.13 2.50%
ACT  $75.47  $64.69 -14.30%
NATIONAL AVERAGE  $57.89  $58.49 1%

 

Other interesting results found were:

  • The ACT had the biggest drop in the average cost of labour, dropping by 14.3% over 12 months
  • NSW has the largest number of trade jobs and prices have dropped by as much as 11%
  • The cost of renovating in QLD has increased the most and is up by almost 6% from the same time last year

 

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