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Apprenticeship Length


State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$35.38 to $43.06

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*

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What You will Do

Install, service and repair pipes and equipment that withstand high pressure for distribution of steam, chemicals, compressed air, fuel or other types of pressure producers in both commercial and industrial projects; understand and critically think about both the principles of heating and cooling as well as how to interpret prints in installation and service of systems; solder, braze and weld a variety of materials associated with piping systems.

*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 60% second year, 65% third year, 70% fourth year and 75% fifth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.


Your Career
The word "Blueprint"

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.