Pay is good even for an apprentice. You could expect $20 an hour as an apprentice and up to $30 or a couple dollars higher as a fully certified journeyman. If the employee is from out of town the pay is even higher plus per diem. The company does offer 401k benefits and mediocre Healthcare for the crew members. Management obviously has much better benefits. Work experience will often include work outside of your area of expertise for example; I wired several motors, pumps, outlets, and even helped pour concrete as a millwright.