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
John R’s Answer
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.
Have a great day