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    What do the guys who aren't shop owners make? Please tell a little about what kind of work and what part of the country. Union/non-union. I will start.
    Local 422-Joliet, Illinois part of the Chicago metro area
    Foreman: $42.00 @ hour on the check
    $17.00 @ hour benefit package.
    I do industrial and commercial service. Very little residential service. At least 40 hours a week. The boss bills $115.00 residential, industrial/commercial it's 90-95 an hour plus a 10 buck an hour truck charge.

    Jeff
    Last edited by Bogart; 04-11-2008, 06:50 PM.

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    Re: What do we make?

    Well I'm a 2 year (on paper) apprentice and only make $12 an hour.

    I've really been working in the trade now for roughly 3 years.

    I usually work 40 hours a week, and rarely work major over time or Saturdays.

    I feel I'm under paid greatly and will leave it at that.

    The local union pays 1st year apprentice's $17.98 an/hour to give you a bit of comparison.
    Last edited by Aaron91; 04-11-2008, 07:06 PM.
    Proud To Be Union!!

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      Re: What do we make?

      Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
      Well I'm a 2 year (on paper) apprentice and only make $12 an hour.

      I've really been working in the trade now for roughly 3 years.

      I usually work 40 hours a week, and rarely work major over time hours or Saturdays.

      I feel I'm under paid greatly and will leave it at that.
      Thats really not a bad salary for your age and experience. You'll get more as you go along.

      Region is big factor.

      I moved from long island, New york to western North carolina about four years ago. I was making $22/hour in NY and was only offered $13/hour in NC! I was shocked but took what I could at the time.


      It seems like Bogart started this thread to BRAG a little.
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          I did just edit my post. Did you notice what 1st year know nothing union apprentice's make?

          I know they're union and do larger jobs.

          This is not a cheap area, the average rate for a plumber is around $140 an hour.
          Proud To Be Union!!

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            Talking personal salaries can get very touchy. Its just as bad as talking religion or politics imo. Tread lightly guys.
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              Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
              Talking personal salaries can get very touchy. Its just as bad as talking religion or politics imo. Tread lightly guys.


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              • #8
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                i make good $ for the work i do but its not just the amount per hour it is the freedom i have to do what i want and how to do my work . i take home a van and dont pay for gas ,a tool fund each year ,3 weeks vac soon to go up .i dont pay a lot for insurance for my family .a $1.00 an hr raise a year for the past 8 yrs ,and a very good company to work for now going on 14 years and 4 years under a different name .

                i have had offers from other non union co for a lot more $ but i like working where i dont have a boss watching over me all the time ,and i can work my own hr and take off when i want
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                  Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                  Talking personal salaries can get very touchy. Its just as bad as talking religion or politics imo. Tread lightly guys.
                  Or sewer machine preference
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                    Sectional.... K60 for the win!!!


                    oh .... wrong thread

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                    • #11
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                      In the military so I make about $5 per hour.

                      Actually get paid a little more than that but it's in benefits. The pay out here goes from 14-30 per hour for plumbers and 10-25 for hvac.
                      Last edited by gear junkie; 04-11-2008, 08:47 PM.
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                        Re: What do we make?

                        So you must make $55 an/hour then, right?
                        Proud To Be Union!!

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                        • #13
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                          No way I post what I make here but if you can change a ballcock and flapper without breaking the toilet you can start at $15/hr. with a truck to take home. 40-45 hrs/wk

                          If you can take a set commercial restaurant prints from bid process to job completion without a diaper change you can make $35/hr + benefits


                          Other companies here offer the same. Some may offer commissions on sales. We don't.

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                          • #14
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                            A few years back I was making so much money that I used to wipe my butt with 100 dollar bills. Now I make so much I pay someone to wipe my but with 100 dollar bills.

                            Now if you will all excuse me the ash trays on the Rolls are full so I'm off to trade it in.
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                              So, Bogart, your bio says "former owner of a plumbing shop". What did you pay your guys? Doesn't it bite to work for someone else now? It's hard to take orders after being the order-giver.
                              "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." Mark Twain

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