The construction boom has led to rises in tradies’ rates with some commanding as much as $91.21 per hour.

According to The Tradie Price Index, a list compiled by, Victorian plumbers are the most expensive tradies, with their rate rising by 21 per cent from last year.

Western Australia’s plumbers and electricians come in second and third places, demanding $89.91 and $89.58 per hour respectively. Although these rates are high, they are relatively similar to the previous year whereas tilers in Brisbane experienced a 65 per cent rise in their hourly rate to $62.18.

Tilers in South Australia experienced the greatest drop(30 per cent) to $37 per hour.

The index revealed that the national average for all service types is down this year by 3.4 per cent.

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