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#7707 - 02/17/02 05:41 PM Pay in the Electrical Trade
JBN Offline
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Registered: 12/07/01
Posts: 4
Loc: USA
Just a quick question. How well does the electrical trade pay when you are finally considered an experienced electrician?

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#7708 - 02/17/02 06:00 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
dugmaze Offline
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Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 46
Loc: St. Louis
I make $22.99 per hour with medical, dental, retirement, and schooling paid.

I work in a heavy industrial enviroment for a company that's 110 years old so the work load changes on a daily basis, from very old relay logic to newer robot systems.

I'm a Journeyman with an associates degree but didn't go through a 4-year apprenticeship.

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#7709 - 02/17/02 07:04 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
Nick Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
It really depends on what part of the country you are from. Union wages can vary from $17-$42.00 per hour + retirement & medical for a journeyman wireman. Non-union wages usually follow the same curve at a lower rate.

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#7710 - 02/18/02 04:35 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
CTwireman Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
I know this doesnt answer your question but I have found the pay for apprentices to be pretty lousy. Not to mention the lack of respect people have for trades people and the occasional boss that doesn't listen to new ideas. Those are a few of the reasons I decided to get a degree instead of doing a full time apprenticeship.

Anyway, sorry about the venting. I don't want to discourage anyone from becoming an electrician because for all the bad things, it's still a good field and as long as people need electricity, the world will need electricians. I still havent ruled out a career in this business entirely.

Here in New England jouneymen (+women) can make between $20 and $40 approximately, and alot of that depends on the union/non-union issues like Nick said.
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#7711 - 02/18/02 06:42 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
The_Lightman Offline
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Registered: 08/24/01
Posts: 51
Loc: Orlando, Fl, USA

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#7712 - 02/19/02 10:35 AM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
BuggabooBren Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
You guys (& gals) get paid to have this much fun???? Man! Whose idea was that?

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#7713 - 02/19/02 11:02 AM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Phila. area averages $18-27.00/hr. for industrial maintenance type work. Plus benefits. The rate depends on the type of work. Most new residential work pays about $12-18.00/hr.

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#7714 - 02/19/02 07:26 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 226
Loc: Sedalia,MO, USA
Here in central MO the rate for industrial maintenance electricians is $18 per hr. The local contract shops range from $45-65 per hour.

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#7715 - 02/20/02 07:43 PM Re: Pay in the Electrical Trade
bdaddyc1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/01
Posts: 5
im halfway through my 3rd year, and get paid $11.50, which is kinda bad, even for iowa, but if you are willing to go 4 years gettin paid poorly, that just means you must really love what you do

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