IET logo
 
IET
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Is there anyone here earning £156k per year?
Topic Summary: ... if so, can I work with you?
Created On: 12 September 2017 11:07 AM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
1 2 Next Last unread
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 12 September 2017 11:07 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Daily Mail reckons sparks are earning some £156k per year... who do you know makes this much sparking?

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 12 September 2017 11:21 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



dustydazzler

Posts: 1445
Joined: 19 January 2016

£150,000 , I nearly wet myself

Some muppet has taken the average London day call-out rate as the standard daily rate a sparks earns

I know a young lad just completed his 2365 and just started with a company on £17,500 pa as a site electrician for a big house company
 12 September 2017 11:41 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Originally posted by: dustydazzler

£150,000 , I nearly wet myself



Some muppet has taken the average London day call-out rate as the standard daily rate a sparks earns



I know a young lad just completed his 2365 and just started with a company on £17,500 pa as a site electrician for a big house company


WOW! Poor sod... if I had my time again I'd be better off on the trains or as a copper... seriously! The amount of crap places I have worked, dark damp industrial boiler up-grades... OMG, what an easier life I could have had! Doing bloody metal conduit in 2" of water and no windows fitted with snow blowing in... and these were the GOOD jobs - hahaha!! Oh well... tuff poo - init???

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 12 September 2017 12:22 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



OMS

Posts: 22388
Joined: 23 March 2004

It's all relative Tom

As a train driver you see all sorts of things getting thrown at you - including a few people for whom it's all gat a bit much

As plod then you may have to deal with some chap shouting about Alan's snackbar and waving a bloody big sword at you

If you can say you had a few laughs and not too many tears then it's probably not been such a terrible career

Regards

OMS

-------------------------
Let the wind blow you, across a big floor.
 12 September 2017 12:37 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



dustydazzler

Posts: 1445
Joined: 19 January 2016

This particular lad is just 20 and is fairly chuffed with the job offer , he is a good lad and smart cookie.
£17,500 isnt great but that's cards in with 4 weeks paid holiday.
These adverts that claim electricians earn £100,000+ basic salaries should be banned imo.
I don't know a single cards in or self employed sparks earning anywhere near £3000 a week.
My absolute best full year as a self employed sparks in the South East was £37,500 gross and I worked blooming hard for that money on crusty rewires crawling about in itchy lofts etc
 12 September 2017 12:37 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Originally posted by: OMS

It's all relative Tom



As a train driver you see all sorts of things getting thrown at you - including a few people for whom it's all gat a bit much



As plod then you may have to deal with some chap shouting about Alan's snackbar and waving a bloody big sword at you



If you can say you had a few laughs and not too many tears then it's probably not been such a terrible career



Regards



OMS


Hello OMS... in the early days I had many good laughs onsite... did some very interesting works over the years - guess I wouldn't want to cancel them all out of my memory!

But, saying that... I have traveled all over England, (from north to south!!!), and like us all... had bad times, non payers etc. My wife was right... she used to say work for a large firm on PAYE... she was clever!

BUT, if I had my time again??? Too late now... haha!

All the best to all!

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 12 September 2017 01:48 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



geoffsd

Posts: 1756
Joined: 15 June 2010

Never regret.

As implied, doing something else you may have been killed - or worse.
 12 September 2017 02:48 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



Zoomup

Posts: 3365
Joined: 20 February 2014

Originally posted by: tomgunn

Daily Mail reckons sparks are earning some £156k per year... who do you know makes this much sparking?



Tom


What this article Tom? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...ing-156-000-year.html

Z.
 12 September 2017 02:57 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



mapj1

Posts: 9553
Joined: 22 July 2004

Well I'm clearly in the wrong job.
You would need to knock the leading digit off to get closer, perhaps sadly .
Perhaps journalists earn more...

-------------------------
regards Mike
 12 September 2017 03:32 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



nad

Posts: 397
Joined: 14 January 2005

Utter nonsense. Someone should have the Editor up before Leveson.

Reminds me of the stories from the early 2000s where City Bankers were retraining as Plumbers as they earned more. Wonder how many of them are still sticking their hands down U-bends for cash. If that is, as I suspect they existed at all.

I for one can't wait for the AI robots to takeover and we all can get on with subsistence on Universal Basic Income.

-------------------------
Nad

*Regularly edited due to spell cheque misdiagnosis
 12 September 2017 06:28 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



24Hour

Posts: 271
Joined: 06 April 2006

dusty dazzler im also in south east .
if it wasn't for my callouts id be on about 25k a year .
to be fair I swerve as much as I can joe public because they don't want to pay but want plenty of advise !
don't get me wrong im approved niceic and domestic installer but will only do domestic if its through a letting agent that trust me or insurance company etc

ive just left checkatrade because all I got from it was ( ive been quoted x amount , can you have a look and see if you can do it cheaper ).

sadly for me I like to sleep well when I can and not worry about work.

-------------------------
Yes i do do 24/7 everyday of the FLAMIN year.
 12 September 2017 07:05 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



dustydazzler

Posts: 1445
Joined: 19 January 2016

That's exactly my point , most sparks that I know and have known earn around £25-40k max. As you say , maybe a bit more if you do a fair amoiunt of weekend call out work.
So where these journalists get £150,000 base salaries I have no idea.
Once you take off all expenses like van , insurances, scam fees etc etc most hard working sparks are lucky to earn more than a shelf stacker at Tesco
 12 September 2017 08:14 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



sparkingchip

Posts: 10094
Joined: 18 January 2003

Manpower

Andy B
 12 September 2017 09:04 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



leckie

Posts: 4389
Joined: 21 November 2008

You need to know rates for direct employment, sub-contract labpur only, and self employed (say a sole trader supply and fit).

My guess would be for an JIB Approved Electrician avg:
Direct employed £14.50
Sub-contractor £17.50
Sole Trader £25

Add 35% for London.

http://www.jib.org.uk/document...tion-2017-to-2020.pdf

If you do more specialist stuff then you can charge more.
 13 September 2017 09:44 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Originally posted by: sparkingchip

Manpower



Andy B


Clicking, hahaha, the link on that site... we have, haha... THIS!!! Hahaha!!

AND, haha - we have McDonalds going on STRIKE when they are earning £10's an hour!! For WHAT?

Anyways... I need a nice cuppa tea...

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 13 September 2017 09:50 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Originally posted by: Zoomup

Originally posted by: tomgunn



Daily Mail reckons sparks are earning some £156k per year... who do you know makes this much sparking?







Tom[IMG][/IMG]




What this article Tom? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...6-000-year.html



Z.


I was browsing the net yesterday as my boiler kept lighting up by itself... walked past a Vaillant van and asked why and he said it was in 'comfort' mode and I found a great PDF online but there was a little link to this Site never seen it before... anyone else been there in the past??? Thats how I found that article.

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 13 September 2017 09:18 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



jonny705

Posts: 155
Joined: 26 September 2015

25k a year is average on books in Coventry West Midlands, maybe up to 30k if you have 2391 etc
But you will be run round like a headless chicken , for the both of them if you work for Housing Authority type jobs.

Which is why I went self employed.

Wages haven't gone up in 10 years for me, if anything they have gone down while everything important to life has gone up.

Most people I know work to survive really- If they have anything nice it will be on credit!
 14 September 2017 08:26 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



DonaldKeenan

Posts: 9
Joined: 08 October 2009

£156 per day is more realistic.(£14-119 per hour).
I have seen electricians earn around the £65k mark overseas in the mining industry on a roster but no where near £156k.

If I am wrong please get in touch with the recruiter LOL.
 14 September 2017 09:07 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



tomgunn

Posts: 3929
Joined: 25 May 2005

Originally posted by: OMS

It's all relative Tom



As a train driver you see all sorts of things getting thrown at you - including a few people for whom it's all gat a bit much



As plod then you may have to deal with some chap shouting about Alan's snackbar and waving a bloody big sword at you



If you can say you had a few laughs and not too many tears then it's probably not been such a terrible career



Regards



OMS


Well theres a fing! I have had physical fights onsite's... been abused by many... but I never minded, TBH. I would definitely become a copper, if I had the chance - I picked up a sparky I had working for me, at that time, circa 1980... he lived in Wimbledon, south London. Opposite there was an old warehouse that was being converted into offices so I popped in and got the re-wire! All in MICC - I was sooo busy all over London I had these two sparks that did works for me... I left them there and all went well... and then one of them left and became a copper, later on he became a detective... BUT, when it came to doing testing we found a slight problem. We tested the first floor MICC ring and yep - there was definitely a RING main going on. The works had all been plastered and painted and we checked out each leg and they went from the 1st one - to the 2nd one and so forth... BUT, none of them went back to the CCU - I guess you'd call that the PERFECT ring main!!!!!! Not sure if he did it as a laugh or not but it goes to show you that if you want to do it properly - do it yourself!

Tom

-------------------------
Tom.... (The TERMINATOR).

handyTRADESMAN

Castle Builders
 14 September 2017 06:51 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message



AncientMariner

Posts: 717
Joined: 14 December 2004

Andy B

Interesting website, but is shows GPs on £7.70p per hour - strange? https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Manpower/salaries?job_category=meddr

Clive

-------------------------
Clive S Carver GCGI IEng MIET MITP
Statistics

New here?


See Also:



FuseTalk Standard Edition v3.2 - © 1999-2017 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

..