When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $23.50 per hour) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $20.63), Kansas City, Kan. ($17.50), and Des Moines, Iowa (around $15.39) are the next top-paying cities. Midland, Mich. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $12.00. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Massachusetts; pay there average to $23.50 per hour.
Welders are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $22.50 per hour; Finish Carpenters, Carpenters, and Electricians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $20.00, around $20.00, and $16.50, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Tradesmen International, Inc. are Electrical Apprentices — the median salary for this role approaches $11.82.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Tradesmen International, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn about $19.65 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tradesmen International, Inc. employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $14.57 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Welders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $22.50 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $22.00 per hour.
Employees who count Window or Door Installation among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $20.21 per hour. Blueprints is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-third of Tradesmen International, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Commercial, Residential, and Cabinetry Installation.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of employees, and a little more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include none (contract-based), a casual working environment, and free drinks.