Yes! One perk of being part of the construction union trade job industry is that each trade has a standard starting wage for new apprentices that is very competitive and offers strong benefits like health insurance and retirement savings. You will be eligible for wage increases as you earn hours towards your apprenticeship. Apprenticeships typically last 3 – 5 years, and you get paid the entire time you are working. You can then become a journey worker making between $35-50/hour. This could all happen in about 5 years after graduating high school depending on industry need and the trade. Interested in what a career in union construction has to offer? Learn more about becoming a union tradesperson in construction at buildingadvantage.org/.