The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 613, based in Atlanta, Georgia, does not post the pay scale for apprentices. Generally, apprentice electricians in their first year earn between $12.29 and $18 an hour, depending on the type of work done.
Outside linemen, responsible for outdoor electrical wiring, typically earn more than inside wiremen, who work in industrial settings, or residential wiremen. Earnings also vary significantly from region to region, but as of 2010, were on average are between $14,475 and $24,125. In order to take advantage of an apprenticeship program, would-be certified electricians are required to join the IBEW and train under a journeyman or master electrician for several years before graduating.