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How much does an apprentice make at entry level?

I'm going into Electrical and I want to know how much an entry level job would pay? I know you should always know your worth but what is a good starting pay? #electrician #money #startingpay #finance

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Donald’s Answer

Entrey level varies, commonly between 20k-40k I would say normally! Don't worry to much about entry level, just learn as much as possible and perfect your craft and you wont have to worry about money! just keep learning!
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John R’s Answer

Your question is : I'm going into Electrical and I want to know how much an entry level job would pay?

I providing an answer as college instructor, and having been in the skilled trades as well as being in senior management roles.

Look for an opportunity that provides an apprenticeship. By apprenticeship I mean one that has your resident state approval, a bonified apprenticeship program.

First from your question standpoint, This approved and state sponsored program will set wage progressions as you advanced in your hours of training as well as you work hours. These wages are typically a percentage of the journeyperson's labor rate. Now the employer is free to pay above that, but they cant go below. To many programs are not truly an apprenticeship.

Second. The state sponsored / approved apprenticeship regualtes the curriculum. This dictates how many field hours as well as school hours are required for specific compentacies.

Now, if your in an urban area certainly take the time to explore organized labor opportunities and apprenticeships. The quality of the training is hard to compare to,

The Skilled Trades are in high demand, someone with a good attitude, appitude, common sense, a little training behind them, and able to pass a drug test will command a higher wage above others. If you have those qualities, and demonstrate them, then certainly ask for more then they are offering and tell then why. learning your bargining skills and any missteps early on now.

Have a great day. If you have any questions or need any assistance in looking at training opportunities please let me know.

John

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geny’s Answer

The most valuable commodity I can offer you is knowledge. All knowledge cost somebody money. In this case, I recommend you put knowledge over income if you have some support from family or friends during the learning period. If you wish to go into the electrician career field, contact the electricians union where they have an apprentice program that pays an income while you learn the career field. I wish you good luck. geny h
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geny’s Answer

As an 89 year young grandma, I do not look at life the way young people might do today. To learn ANYTHING NEW I worked without pay, as a child and in my youth. During my entire working life, I could, and can do almost anything, having watched others do their work and helped them. The dignity of labor is priceless. Watch, read and learn. Even if you get no pay for a while, knowing all about the electrical world from repairing a wire to knowing the cost of GE shares on the stock market is a great education for your future. Sign up right away and do not even ask how much you will get paid during apprenticeship. If cash is a must to survive, find a way but get that electrical work knowledge. Good luck, you can do it!
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