In light of recent research, it was revealed that the global construction industry will be worth an outstanding US$10.3 trillion by 2020. Electrical Direct have given us an insight into how tradesmen salaries and entry routes vary around the globe.
One thing remains the same around the world when training to become a carpenter – on-the-job training is key. To become a carpenter in the UK, Level 1 and 2 NVQ Certificates must be gained in relevant subjects. The most common subjects tend to be Basic Construction, Wood Occupations and Site Carpentry. The highest paid carpenters are those who live in Australia where they earn around $81, 536 (£48, 631) – this is £22,272 more than a qualified carpenter in Germany receives.
Again, hands-on experience and qualifications that prove you can do the job are the most important factors when securing a job as a plumber. To achieve these vocational certificates, the common route to take is an apprenticeship. Plumber salaries vary from country to country and they are as follows:
An electrician living in Australia leads a very different life to an electrician who lives in the UK. Not only is the weather better, but they also bring home more income. Electrician salaries vary in different countries:
In the UK (average salary: £30,500):
In America (average salary: £41,481):
In Australia (average salary: £48,631):
In Germany (average salary: £42,782):
In Japan (average salary: £49,992):
Earnings can vary depending on the region that you live in a country too. For example, in the UK, you will make the most money as an electrician in London with £36,028. Similarly, living in Canberra you will earn on average $22,000 (£10,665) more than an electrician operating in Adelaide. Now that you are fully informed on salaries around the world, you can make an educated decision on where to take your trade…