When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $23.50 per hour) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (around $20.63), Des Moines, Iowa (approximately $15.39), and Midland, Mich. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Massachusetts; pay there average to $23.50 per hour.
Welders earn the highest median pay at $22.50 per hour, followed by Finish Carpenters ($20.00), Carpenters (around $20.00), and HVAC Installers ($17.50). Apprentice Electricians make an average $13.14, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $18.50 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $15.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than General Journeyman Electricians, who make $25.75 per hour. The best paid folks at Tradesmen International, Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $22.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Window or Door Installation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $20.21 per hour. Blueprints is regularly seen around here; more than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Commercial, Cabinetry Installation, and Flooring Installation round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Tradesmen International, Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Tradesmen International, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of survey participants participate. For the larger part of employees, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of respondents get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes none (contract-based), a casual working environment, and free drinks.