Apprenticeship is a program where one "Earns While They Learn" the trade.
Apprentices are paid a percentage of the rate paid to a Journeyman Wireman for the Job they are on.
The Current Journeyman Wireman rate is $23.85 per hour.
The percentage paid the apprentice is:
1. First Period: 55% / $13.12 per hour
2. Second Period: 60% / $14.31 per hour
3. Third Period: 65% / $15.50 per hour
4. Fourth Period: 70% / $16.70 per hour
5. Fifth Period: 75% / $17.89 per hour
6. Sixth Period: 85% / $20.27 per hour
With some minor calculations one can see how an apprentice can earn over $150,000.00 during their apprenticeship and have an income of nearly $50,000.00 per year after completion. Keep in mind that contracts are negotiated periodically and wages and benefits are subject to change.
An apprentice will earn 45 semester hours at the completion of this program