What can I earn?
What you will earn will depend on your individual circumstances. Currently the beginning Apprentice in a Building Trades Apprenticeship Program begins at 45% to 50% of the current Journeyman rate. That percentage goes up every year you are in the program, until you reach your Journeyman status.
What does that mean in dollars and cents? You earn while you learn!
Average Journeyman Rate of the 16 Trades in Michigan
$28.00 per hour - Base Rate @ 50% -- $ 14.00 - Per Hour
This an estimate of what you will earn during your first year. Fringe Benefits are over and above. They include, but are not limited to:
Vacation, Training Fund
When you complete a four or five year apprenticeship program, your journeyman card takes you to 100% of the current wages. Your training is part of your apprenticeship, so unlike some one who has gone to a two or four year college program, you won’t have a college loan to pay-off with your income.
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