Cost & Wages of an Ironworker

WHAT WILL THE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COST YOU?

There is no cost for tuition. Books must be purchased according to what class you are taking. The cost of books vary in prices from $25.00 - $77.00.

You must furnish your own personal Iron working tools as needed. Some of the specialty tools of our trade can be bought here at our Union Hall.

Apprentices will be required to attend school at the union hall twice a year for 2 weeks blocks:
Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm.  
There is a 1000 hour probationary period

Credit hours may be given for related experience and trade related certifications with documented proof, so it is possible to start the program with less class required hours and at a higher pay rate.  There will be an increase in wages of 5% for every 1000 of documented job related work hours and completion of the required related training. Completion of some of the program classes will result in college credits towards trade related courses.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO MAKE AS AN APPRENTICE?

As a 1st period, 1st year apprentice with no prior knowledge or experience our starting pay is $16.35 hr. plus $5.75 hr. for insurance making a total of $22.10 an hour. 

A 2nd period, 1st year apprentice will make $17.71 hr. plus $5.75 hr for insurance making $23.46.

A 1st period, 2nd year apprentice will make $19.07 hr. plus $5.75 for insurance making $24.82

A 2nd period, 2nd year apprentice will make $20.43 hr. plus $5.75 making $26.18

A 1st period, 3rd year apprentice will make $21.80 hr. plus $5.75 making $27.55.

A 2nd period, 3rd year apprentice will make $23.16 hr. plus $5.75 making $28.91.

A 1st period, 4th year apprentice will make $24.52 plus $5.75, plus $4.85 for their pension making $35.12 hourly.

A 2nd period, 4th year apprentice will make $25.88 hr. plus $5.75, plus $4.85 making $36.48 hourly.

When you graduated as a Journeyworker, the package is $27.25, plus $5.75 for insurance, plus $4.85 for pension, plus $4.25 for Annuity making a total of $42.10 hourly.

Interested in becoming an Iron Worker?  Take the first step by calling our Apprenticeship Office at: (407) 859-0321 ext. 19