Plumbers and Pipefitters
Welcome to the highly
skilled, well-paid Plumbing, Pipefitting and Welding Industry. As a Pipefitter, Plumber, Welder or HVAC/R Technician
you are a member of a well trained, highly skilled labor force working on
projects in work environments of all kinds.
If you are willing to put forth
the effort United Association Local 26 is willing to extend to you the training
needed to work on these projects and obtain a fair decent wage with benefits.
Compare the starting wages and benefits of a 50% Apprentice and the full scale
Journeyman wages and benefits, you can see even the starting apprentice makes a
good wage with benefits
Journeyman Wages and Benefits
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Wages and Fringe Benefits
As outlined in the table above the "Total Package" even for a starting
apprentice is significant in todays economy. These wages are the Prevailing Wage
for Plumbers and Pipefitters in Western Washington and are publicly available
through the Department of Labor and Industries Prevailing Wage Section.
After you work a total of 140 hours you are now covered under the
Medical Plan with the ability to "Bank Hours" in order to be covered when not
working. Your employer pays $8.50 per hour for every hour you work into this medical
"Take Home Pay"
Your Base Wage and Accumulated savings are your "taxable" wage rate, all other
fringes are paid by your employer for your Medical and Pensions, which will add
up significantly over time allowing you a decent life style after you retire from
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