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Hourly Wage Rates for Unionized New Jersey Trades

 Boilermaker
  Journeyman
Foreman
General Foreman
$35.03
$37.53
$39.03
 Bricklayer
  Journeyman
Deputy Foreman
General Foreman
$28.00 to $31.67
$30.60 to $36.36
$33.20 to $37.36
 Carpenter
  Journeyman
Foreman
General Foreman
$34.52
$39.70
$44.88
 Laborer
  Journeyman Building Construction
Journeyman Heavy/Highway
$25.30 to $26.55
$24.95 to $27.40
 Electrician: Lineman and wireman
  Journeyman
Foremen
General Foreman
$32.90 to $42.95
$36.10 to $43.81
$41.13 to $46.50
 Electrician: Telecommunications
  Journeyman Technician $24.61 to $42.46 (depending on number of pieces of equipment)
 Elevator Constructors/Mechanics
  Mechanic in Charge
Construction Mechanic
Service Mechanic
$50.25
$41.97
$33.82
 HVAC & Refrigeration Service
  Journeyman Technician $25.92
 Insulators
  Journeyman Mechanic $30.62
 Iron Workers
  Journeyman
Foreman
Lead Foreman
$29.53 to $35.29
$31.53 to $37.79
$31.78 to $39.29
 Operating Engineer
  Journeyman $33.53 to $38.12
 Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons
  Journeyman
Deputy Foreman
Foreman
$34.00
$37.00
$38.00
 Painters, Dry Wall Finishers and Glaziers*
  Journeyman
Foreman
General Foreman
* Southern New Jersey Glazier:
Journeyman
Foreman
$20.27 to $34.05
$22.33 to $37.45
$23.37 to $40.15
 
$26.80
$27.80
 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (Commercial)
  Journeyman
Foreman
Asst. General (Area) Foreman
General Foreman
$39.38 to $40.33
$42.05 to $43.22
$42.61 to $44.04
$44.72 to $46.12
 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (Residential)
  Journeyman
Foreman
$21.00 to $22.90
$22.47 to $24.50
 Roofers
  Journeyman
Foreman
$26.25 to $32.06
$27.00 to $30.82
 Sheet Metal
  Journeyman
Foreman
General Foreman
Superintendent
$36.37 to $37.94
$38.37 to $39.94
$39.37 to $40.94
$41.94
 Sprinkler Fitters
  Journeyman
Foreman
$33.30 to $43.30
$35.05 to $46.45
 Tile, Marble, & Terrazzo
  Marble Setter
Marble Finisher
Tile Setter
Tile Finisher
Terrazzo Setter
Terrazzo Grinder
$33.85 to $38.85
$29.91 to $32.19
$33.85 to $36.76
$29.90 to $31.13
$33.85 to $35.98
$29.90 to $34.67

Benefits for each trade are valued at about $20 per hour and generally include:

  • Health insurance for entire family
  • Pension
  • Annuity
  • Vacation

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