The information contained on this page pertains only to non-signatory employers who employ one or more apprentices registered in a construction trade program.
Wisconsin Chapter 106 provides the legal basis for Wisconsin apprenticeship programs. S. 106.01 (5)(f) states that each Apprentice Contract must contain a statement of the compensation to be paid to the apprentice. No apprentice may be paid less that the State Minimum Wage. There must be a progressive schedule for wage increases over the term of the Contract. In addition, the wage rate must average 60% of the skilled wage rate for apprentices over the term of the Contract. DWD 295.05 sets forth the procedures for calculation of skilled wage rate for the construction industry.
Where apprentices are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the specified rate applies. Where apprentices are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, DWD has calculated the wages using current labor market information.
There are exceptions to the use of the new Skilled Wage Rates.
The linked files (pdf format) on this page display the skilled wage rates for apprentices that will become effective February 1, 2020, for all non-signatory employers participating in both the ABC and JAC programs. All apprentice wage rates must be adjusted accordingly on that date. Both programs, ABC and JAC, have their own geographical areas.
In addition, this page displays the skilled wage rates for apprentices that were effective on September 1, 2018.
|Trade and Geographic Area||Effective
Sept 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2020
|Bricklayer, Blocklayer, Stonemason||ABC||JAC||ABC||JAC|
|Construction Craft Laborer||ABC||ABC|
|Electronic Systems Technician||ABC||ABC|
|Environmental Systems Technician||JAC||JAC|
|Heating, Ventilating, AC Installer Servicer||ABC||ABC|
|Heat or Frost Insulator||ABC||ABC|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||ABC||ABC|
|Sheet Metal Worker||ABC||JAC||ABC||JAC|
|Well Driller Pump Installer||ABC||ABC|