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How much do electric vehicle charger installers earn?

As the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) increases across the UK, so does the need for EV charger points. In this post, we take a look at the average EV charger installer salary in the UK. We’ll explore the factors that influence these earnings, as well as how to set up your own business.

Demand for EV charger points continues to rise as more and more people get electric cars. However, the UK has a long way to go to meet its target of 300,000 EV charging devices by 2030 (The Department for Transport).

The numbers suggest this is a lucrative business to be in. But what about earning potential? How much do electric vehicle charger installers earn? Let’s take a look.

The costs in this article are ballpark figures to act as a guide only.

What’s the average EV charger installer salary?

LevelPer hourPer dayPer yearBusiness Costs*Approximate Take Home Pay
Apprentice£6.30£50.40£11,060£0£10,715
Newly Qualified£18.20£145£31,960£0£25,225
Employed£22.00£176£45,760£0£34,700
Sole Trader£38.00£304£56,050£7,000£37,600
Business Owner (ltd company)£35.8£286£52,800£9,240£37,580
*includes estimated costs for business expenses such as vehicle, tools, insurance, fuel etc

Determining the average salary for an EV charger installer involves considering a number of factors, including:

  • Your experience
  • Your skill set and qualifications
  • The complexity of the job
  • Your location
  • The type of organisation you work for

In the UK, you can expect to earn around £31,960 per year as a newly qualified EV charger installer.The average EV charger installer salary rises to the region of £45,760 per year as you gain experience.

Go green

Looking to start your own EV charger installation business?

Within the fast-evolving landscape of sustainable transport, the demand for EV infrastructure has rapidly increased over recent years.

As a result, the Government is under pressure to meet its targets to install more EV charger points across the UK.

  • The UK government’s plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 means EV demand is reaching unprecedented levels
  • This translates into a pressing need for an expansive and efficient charging infrastructure
  • This means it is a great time to push ahead with the growth plans of your EV charger business

Establishing your own business in this sector not only aligns with environmental consciousness but also responds to the lucrative market demand.

Remember: to claim the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles residential and commercial chargepoint grants, you must apply to become an authorised installer.

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EV charger installation company revenue

Given this shift towards a greener automotive landscape, EV charger installation could be a very profitable industry to be in, with plenty of room for growth:

  • The annual salary of an EV charger installer working as a sole trader is around £56,050 per year, before taxes and expenses
  • You could earn around £52,800 per year if you own an EV charger installation business trading as a limited company

EV charger installation company profit

However, when running an EV charger installation company, you need to remember that your earnings will be subject to business costs and expenses.

To get a clearer idea of company profit and your true earning potential as the owner of an EV charger installation company, we’ve estimated your business costs in the table below.

LevelPer hourPer dayPer yearBusiness Costs*Approximate Take Home Pay
Apprentice£6.30£50.40£11,060£0£10,715
Newly Qualified£18.20£145£31,960£0£25,225
Employed£22.00£176£45,760£0£34,700
Sole Trader£38.00£304£56,050£7,000£37,600
Business Owner (ltd company)£35.8£286£52,800£9,240£37,580
*includes estimated costs for business expenses such as vehicle, tools, insurance, fuel etc

What’s the average wage for an apprentice EV charger installer?

If you’re looking to grow your team by taking on an apprentice EV charger installer, here’s a guide to what you can expect to pay.

The average salary for an apprentice EV charger installer is around £11,060 per year before tax.

This works out as an hourly rate of around £6.30 per hour, or a day rate of £50.40 per day.

What’s the average wage for an EV charger installer?

Perhaps you’re looking to take on more experienced installers to help push ahead with your growth plans?

Depending on experience and location, you can expect to pay:

  • Newly qualified – £18.20 per hour
  • Employed – £22.00 per hour
  • Sole trader – £38.00 per hour

What’s the average day rate for an EV charger installer?

To contract work out to more experienced installers, here’s a ballpark of what you can expect to pay:

  • Newly qualified – £145 per day
  • Employed – £176 per day
  • Sole trader – £304 per day
  • Business owner (Ltd company) – £286 per day

Remember: if sub-contracting the installation of EV chargepoints, you need to be an OZEV authorised installer representative. You are responsible for making sure your installers abide by the T&Cs of the scheme. You must inform the DVLA of your sub-contracted installers and their OZEV authorised installer numbers or their Competent Person Scheme name and number.

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