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  1. #27
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    One year in the trade and making $20 Canadian. I will be going back a couple of bucks to start a new job. Was laid off at Christmas. The weather up here is crazy its like spring. Had a interview today with a new company. They asked how much I was making at my old job and I told them. They said I would drop back a little but not much. Bigger company and lots of Techs.

    Peter T

  2. #28
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    dang, that sucks in canadian bucks,eh?
    Luke 6:31

  3. #29
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    Most of the jobs around here I see advertised state $18-$24 to start. I guess the longer you work the higher the pay. I hope lol. Now in Toronto that is a different story $18.00 to $45.00 Hourly for 40 hours per week. But some thing has happen in the last year the wages seem to be dropping. The guy I worked for before Christmas was charging $80 per hour plus parts. So with 2 of us out in different trucks he was making $160 per hour. Not bad pickings.Here is a site for Ontario for jobs you can see the difference is wages.

    http://jb-ge.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/JobResu...&Student=false




    Peter T



  4. #30
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    Well I landed the new job this morning. Start Wednesday morning 7:30am. Already booked for a flight to St.Louis on February 12 for 1 week of training. The job I had before Christmas was pay no benefits or anything. The new job has benefits and pension. I will be starting at $21 Canadian which is about average around here. I am a G2 gas technician with air-conditioning. They asked if I would be interested in taking a refrigeration apprenticeship. The more trade tickets the better and more money. That is a big load off my mind. The company has 28 Techs and a bunch of install teams. I am going right to the Tech department.

    Peter T

  5. #31
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    May 2005
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    I would like an opinion on this as well

    I do both HVACR and appliance, water heater, water treatment repairs (12 yrs combined exp, universal certification) and I am nowhere near the ranges posted here, I guess Im gettin' screwed, eh?
    A lack of planning on your part does not constitute a state of emergency on my part.

  6. #32
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    Jan 2006
    Location
    Houston,TX and surrounding areas
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    northern,Ca
    11 years in and I make 44 an hour cash. with benefits and everything my cash compensation per year last year was 114,000. I am the top earner. Also get all theusual medical etc. and I tend to work maybe 30 actual work hours a week, but commute 10 hours a week so it works out.

  7. #33
    Congrats Pete

  8. #34
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    Feb 2005
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    Jeez, i only get $22hr. And ive been a tech for 6 years. But Ill never move to any bigger citys, so I guess Im stuck

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