Queensland Tradie Prices Competing with New South Wales
New South Wales’ renovation fever has caught on in Queensland, according to ServiceSeeking.com.au’s latest Tradie Price Index. The average cost of hiring a QLD tradie ($61.20) has seen a year-on-year increase of 8.9 per cent, not far behind NSW’s average hourly rate of $62.90.
So, which tradies aced it in Queensland last quarter?
Plumbers sit at the top of the pack in Queensland, at $79.20 per hour, despite a quarterly price drop of 6.8 per cent.
Electricians are the next most expensive at $74.10 per hour.
Builders have seen a dramatic year-on-year increase of 27 per cent, increasing their rate to $68.30 per hour.
“Most Queensland tradies are benefiting from an increase in renovation activity,” says ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.
However, not all tradies are reaping the benefits. Landscapers, at $56.90 per hour, have seen a quarterly price drop of 29.8 per cent.
Tilers, likewise, have seen a quarterly drop of 7.7 per cent, down to $55.10 per hour.
Hourly rates are “gross” rates and aside from including the cost of labour, also cover the cost of running the business including insurance, tools, work vehicles, insurance and superannuation.
The prices were derived by comparing a sample of 52,000 quotes submitted during the FY17 Q4 through ServiceSeeking.com.au,
For further information, or to see the full table of hourly rates and prices, please click here.