Build your career one step at a time.
State Skilled Wage Rate Range
$21.87 to $37.01
Per Hour, Plus Benefits*
What You will Do
Install, maintain and repair heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in both residential and commercial locations; use critical thinking to understand and interpret systems and prints, while being able to troubleshoot in the service and maintenance of systems; solder, braze and weld a variety of materials associated with duct or piping systems.
*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 50% second year, 60% third year, 70% fourth year and 75% fifth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.
CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.