Apprentices start at 55% of the Journeyman Rate in the Cheyenne area and in the Casper area. Generally Journeyman scale is from $28 to $30 per hour worked.
- Cheyenne area (Including Campbell, Crook, Weston Albany, Laramie, Platte, Niobrara and Goshen counties)
- Casper area (Including all remaining counties)
Apprentices receive raises based on hours worked and curriculum completed as shown below.
|Period||% of Scale||Hours||Curriculum|
|4||70%||3001-4000||Sections 1,2,3 (1st Year Classroom Instruction)|
|5||75%||4001-6000||Sections 4,5,6 (2nd Year Classroom Instruction)|
|6||85%||6001-8000||Sections 7,8 (3rd Year Classroom Instruction)|
|Journeyman||100%||8001||Sections 9,10 (4th Year Classroom Instruction)|
Health Insurance-Apprentices and their families participate in a comprehensive medical plan that is paid for by the employer based on hours worked by the employee.
Pension Plans-Apprentices participate in one pension plan during their first 2000 hours of employment and a total of four pensions after completing their probationary period. These pension provide for a very secure retirement for those who seek a career in the electrical industry.
Registration fees include cost of books and training. These fees vary from year to year but are generally quite small. Fees average around $200 per year of curriculum. The WEJATC strives to keep training costs as low as possible for our apprentices.