Industry Benchmark Survey

including Charge Out Rates 2019 National Report
The industry Benchmark and Charge Out Rate Survey Report provides you the opportunity to view industry trends.


This report contains historical data, allowing you to view industry trends for 2019 and earlier (where data is available).
This includes charge out rates, service fees, travelling fees and mark-up.  It is an invaluable business tool to provide insights on the electrical contracting industry.


Data has been aggregated and all individual responses have been de-identified. Please note contractors must set their own prices, Master Electricians Australia does not authorise the data or provide a recommended pricing schedule.

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The report provides an overview of the results of a benchmark survey undertaken by Master Electricians Australia in late 2019 to early 2020. Respondents were asked to submit their charge out rates for the following sectors:
    • Domestic
    • New residential
    • Commercial
    • Construction
    • Industrial maintenance
    • Air-Conditioning and refrigeration
    • Data and communications
    • Appliance
This survey covers four key areas for the electrical industry, with respondents answering questions on the topics of:
  1. Business Profile – Company size, location, length of operation and type of work. 
  2. Charges and Fees – Whether they charge per hour or quote per job, identifying charge out rates to customers, service fees, travelling time, loading for after hours, mark ups on trade price materials (pictured right) and how their expenditure has changed in the last 12 months. 
  3. Upcoming Business Challenges 
  4. Use of Technology 

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