Doing Quite Well in the Trades
How well might a young person do if he or she doesn’t seek a four-year degree, but rather pursues a career in the trades? According to one recent summary, the following are average wages earned by selected tradespeople in the Twin Cities, working realistic hours, in 2018:
- Licensed HVAC installer $76,000
- Licensed HVAC service technician $80,000
- Licensed electrician $105,000
- Licensed plumber $113,000
How well might a young, or not-so-young person do in the trades? Quite.