Each year an Apprentice works and attends related training classes increases the value of the apprentice to the employer. The pay structure is based on the Journeypersons hourly wage with increases of 5% every six months completed until year five.

1st Year
50%
2nd Year
60%
3rd Year
70%
4th Year
75%
5th Year
80%
Straight Time$24.00$28.80$33.60$36.00$38.40
Time & One-Half$36.00$43.20$50.40$54.00$57.60
Double Time$48.00$57.60$67.20$72.00$76.80
Shift Work$27.60$33.20$38.64$41.40$44.16
Shift Time & One-Half$41.40$49.80$57.96$62.10$66.24
  • Apprentice Year
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th Year
  • 5th Year
  • 1st six months
  • 40% rate – $16.67 an hour or $33,340.00 a year
  • 50% rate – $20.84 an hour or $41,680.00 a year
  • 60% rate- $25.00 an hour or $50,000.00 a year
  • 70% rate – $29.17 an hour or $58,340.00 a year
  • 80% rate – $33.34 an hour or $66,680.00 a year
  • 2nd six months
  • 45% rate – $18.75 an hour or $37,500.00 a year
  • 55% rate – $22.92 an hour or $45,840.00 a year
  • 65% rate- $27.09 an hour or $54,180.00 a year
  • 75% rate – $31.25 an hour or $62,500.00 a year
  • 80% rate – $33.34 an hour or $66,680.00 a year

The current rate for licensed Journeypersons as of August 1, 2022 is $48.00 an hour or $96,000.00 a year in your pocket

This does not include the fringe benefit package which raises the total wage of a licensed journeyperson plumber to $69.17 an hour or $138,340.00. The annual wages are based on a 2,000-hour year. In addition to these wages the Apprentice receives benefits including Medical Coverage and Pension Plan. By providing a structured wage progression the apprentice is able to plan out their future and receive the benefits of hard work and determination.