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Why does the compensation start so low for electricians at entry level?

I'm just wondering and I know that it can reach six figures at some point.

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Don’s Answer

Compensation is based on both your experience, which is none, and the fact that you have to work with a Journeyman Electrician at all times. So you are being taught, trained and supervised closely in your first year. It loosens up as the years go on, and your compensation goes up. This will always be the case if you are working legally as an apprentice electrician. Value and pay go up with experience, and when you are a journeyman, you will be paid far more, as you can do the job, and you know what you are doing.
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Sundar’s Answer

Anybody off the street can become an electrician. Dont need to finish high school or middle school. Its just training and do not need to use a complex brajn and learn vector algebra or differential equations. So entry level pays less of course.
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Patrick’s Answer

One way to supplement your apprentice income as you learn the trade is to take side jobs on your days off doing basic tasks like changing switches & outlets or replacing/fixing fixtures (lights, fans etc) These jobs require only basic electrical knowledge but still pay upwards of $50 per item
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