The ultimate guide to becoming an electrician

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • What an electrician does
  • A typical electrician’s salary
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Difference between trade schools and apprenticeships
  • A step by step guide on how to get into an apprenticeship program
  • And much more!

Why become an electrician?

It pays!
Union electricians make an average of $38.20 an hour and have full medical and retirement benefits.
It’s the perfect alternative to college
Instead of paying thousands of dollars to start a career, EARN tens of thousands of dollars to start one!
Electricians are in demand!
There is a shortage of electricians across the country, and contractors are looking for help NOW.
IBEW pay scales
IBEW Pay Scales

Search over 260 IBEW locals pay scales with cost of living adjustments, fringe benefits, and dues amounts!

28 Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

A fun and diverse list of lesser known and used tools to bring to the job site. There’s something for everyone to discover.


Frequently Asked questions

What’s the difference between being a union and non-union electrician? Can a woman be an electrician? Do I have to travel for work? Do I get college credits during my apprenticeship?

All the answers and more await you. Click below to see a full list of articles.

International Brotherhood of electrical workers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Learn about the IBEW and the benefits that working for an international union can bring to you and your family! With paid on the job apprenticeships and a minimum of two separate pension plans, the IBEW has your back!

Click below to find out if the union life is for you!

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