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Who are the best paid tradespeople in the world?

12 September 2017 | By GCR Staff 2 Comments

Do electricians earn more in Germany, Japan or the USA?

The answer might surprise you.

UK firm Electrical Direct decided to find out the average salaries of various types of tradespeople around the world, focussing on five developed countries.

The survey revealed that Japan had the highest salaries for electricians out of all five countries, while the USA had the highest salaries for plumbers and Australia the highest salaries for carpenters.

Each country has very different requirements for each role, however, which is likely to explain why salaries differ so much from one to the next.

There are wide variations among regions within countries, as well: if you’re an electrician wanting to earn a bundle fast, check out Alaska where salaries exceed $72,000, according to the findings, presented here...