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The Highest Paid Tradies In Australia Have Been Revealed

The highest paid trades in Australia have been revealed and let's just say that we may be considering a career change.

According to a survey by, plumbers in particular are pocketing some serious change, with Victoria topping the list at $91 an hour.

NSW plumbers aren't too far behind, though, with a 16 per cent increase over the last 12 months resulting in an $86-an-hour rate.

Builders and sparkies in South Australia have also a sharp rise in their wage - up 29 per cent and 26 per cent respectively - while plasterers in Perth are taking home a tidy $59.29 an hour.

The rates laid out in the report, which sampled more than 50,000 quotes, did not include labour but did take into account costs like insurance, tools, work vehicles and superannuation.

Trades with higher rates in 2017

$91.21 per hour - plumbers in Victoria, up 21 per cent

$85.98 per hour - plumbers in New South Wales, up 16 per cent

$77.76 per hour - builders in South Australia, up 29 per cent

$79.13 per hour - electricians in South Australia, up 26 per cent

$59.29 per hour - plasterers in Perth, up 20 per cent

$47.68 per hour - painters in Adelaide, up 18 per cent

$62.16 per hour - tilers in Brisbane, up by 65 per cent

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