Apprentices will receive increases during the course of their apprenticeship based on the amount of work hours they successfully complete, successful school performance and craft certifications.
Apprentice wages are based upon a percentage of the Journeyworkers hourly wage rate and advancements are made during the five years of apprenticeship.
Current hourly pay rate for Journeyworkers = $30.10 per hour *plus benefits (rev. 06/05/2023)
*plus benefits - In addition to pay rate, Family Health Insurance and NEBF Retirement Benefits are paid for by the contractor and 5th year apprentices will also receive an 11% contribution to Pension Benefits paid for by the contractor.
Inside Wireman Apprentice Pay Rates
School Year Percentage Hourly Rate
First 52% $15.65 hr. *plus benefits
Second 57% $17.16 hr. *plus benefits
Third 62% $18.66 hr. *plus benefits
Fourth 70% $21.07 hr. *plus benefits
Fifth 80% $24.08 hr. *plus benefits