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    How much should an Install Tech make coming up on 2 years in commercial install?

    So I do commercial install. I've worked in the field about 1 year and 8 months. Went to trade school. Im at the point where there's alot of things I can go off on my own and do, mainly ductwork. For the most part I can interpret drawings without a crew leaders help. If I need help its minor. Im very mechanical on things that need to be laid out. Basically I don't need to be baby sat to do my job. But I'm basically wondering how much I should be making in your guys point of view? Ill take union and non-union wages for answers.

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    opcorn:

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    How about $15 per hour ?

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    Only your boss knows that answer lol

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    Depends where you live.
    A competent 2nd year is around $20-22 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    opcorn:
    Install only, definitely popcorn!

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    R22-R134A-R410, You're at a point where your career is about to be determined. It cost a company to train a new guy, and prior to giving you your raise, your boss would like to recoup some of that money. Option one is to talk to your boss and find out what they want before giving you a raise. I think that if that is what you do, these answers may give you an idea of what to expect. This is the best plan overall, as you will constantly need to learn new things, and if the person who would otherwise teach you feels that they are teaching you something that you will run away to his competitor and do for an extra dollar an hour, he may not be so willing to teach you. There are many other areas of this field that are yet to be mastered. That said, however, you could start running around chasing the next dollar an hour. I'm no union man, though I pressume that they have a pay schedual for your local which determines when you recieve raises and what duties you should be able to preform. There is a lot of value in a faithfull employee. I would think long and hard before leaving a good employer over a small raise. You might get an extra $.50 an hour, but long term, I would recommend just talking to your employer about what they want to out of you in order to get a raise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger man View Post
    Install only, definitely popcorn!

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    waiting to see the answers

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    What kind of commercial installs? Little roof top package units or 1250 ton chillers with all the associated control software and hardware?

    Our guys down here are commanding $35 an hour for the really big stuff.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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