You can become a journey-level electrician through the Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund, and as you develop more complex job skills and improve your knowledge, you’ll receive predetermined pay increases. Talk with individuals not working in the IBEW-NECA programs. Find out what they are paid compared to union trained craftspersons. Ask what benefits they are provided by their employer. Do their contractors pay 100% for health and welfare benefits, a pension plan and vacation pay? Check it out, then make an informed, intelligent choice. After you’ve made the comparison, we’re confident you’ll want to find out more about the Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund and the great opportunities we offer.
As an apprentice, then a journeyperson, you’ll have job security. The skill of a union electrician is highly respected nationwide. The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through the Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund.
Current journeyperson wages vary from $28.25 to $35.92 an hour, depending on jurisdiction. Apprentice wages are based upon a percentage of the journeyperson hourly wage and advancements are made at six month intervals. After the first two steps of the apprenticeship program, you will receive pension, vacation and holiday pay.
Benefits start after a short waiting period with a weekly disability benefit of $300 with a maximum period of 52 weeks. Occupational coverage is $40 per week with Worker’s Compensation supplement. Vacation contribution varies from 5% to 7% of gross wages for apprentices, depending on jurisdiction.