What Is the Average Wage of Union Electricians?


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Glassdoor.com lists hourly wages for electricians in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as ranging between $12.15 for apprentices and $36.85 for journeymen, as of October 2015. PayScale.com notes the median hourly wage for these union workers sits at $22.

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers claims its journeymen electricians earn between $20 and $50 per hour, depending on their locations and job classifications. Apprentices get a preset percentage of local journeymen rates, and typical work weeks for all union members run from Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday work paid at time and a half and double time, respectively. In addition to wage benefits, members of this union also get three different pensions: one from their local group, one from the National Electric Benefit Fund and one from the union's international fund.

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