I start guys with trade school at $12 per hour.
After 90 days I evaluate and it could go up to $15 per hour
If they show above average skills and the dedication to learn and more importantly are good communicators there earnings can be substantial.
I have one guy who after 3 years, earned $60,000, the most he ever has.
any construction or mechanical job is experience especially plumbing and electric (high voltage as well as low voltage) if you tell your new boss you have 3 years experience as a plumber he will know that at least you know all the tools and your hands are used to pipes.
Congrats Joe is this a union job? The reason for asking is straight out of tech school I was offered $11/hr as an installers helper in a non-union state. Seems like you union guys have it pretty good!
Thanks, I'm looking forward to Wednesday. No, this isn't a Union Job, I wish it was. As far as starting pay, I think the difference is the cost of living around here. $15.00 isn't much here, especially when you consider rent in a 2BR apt is costing me $2400 mo. in this area. If this was my only source of income I wouldn't be able to take the job, but luckily I'm able to make money in other fields as well.
Just make sure to develop a working relationship with your fellow techs and be respectful, especially when you don't think your senior tech is right. The guys you ride with today can drag you out of a fire or cook your bacon down the road, be it when you get into trouble, need a recommendation or are looking for your next opportunity. Good Luck Bubba!