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Electricians?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by burtonboards32, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 3:59 AM
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    burtonboards32

    burtonboards32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am a journeyman electrician in Massachusetts and because of the wonderful economy that we are all dealing with my pay has taken a big hit. I was just wondering, what are other electricians making hourly in other parts of the country?
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    I was a Sr. PM with a company here in Vegas. Burdened wages for a JW are at $70/hour. About $40 on the check. Right now the unions are getting very little of whatever market is left.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    So I guess I really am getting the shaft. I have had my license for 2 years now and I am only making $20 an hour. I would say that is extremely low seeing that I live in Massachusetts not a state like Florida where you would expect lower incomes. I am actually taking home the same if not less money now with a license than I was 3 years ago as an apprentice. But hey, I still have a job so should I really be complaining?
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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    Around $35 an hour, non union.
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    Know of anyone hiring?
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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    Not right now. The oilfield in this part of the country is pretty slow.
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    My dad runs an electrical department at a local mining company.....he's been an electrician forever and never been out of work.

    He's always looking for good electricians.

    Starting pay is $24 to $26 depending on experience.
     
  9. May 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Central Florida is dry- the only major jobs going on right now are the Arena, & the Peabody annex which both are almost wrapped, and the VA hospital.
     
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