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IBEW Local 520 Wage Scale

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 520 has a set wage scale, which is the same for all its contractors. 

Apprentices start out earning a livable wage. As they progress through the apprenticeship program, they begin to earn scheduled raises. When they complete their fifth-year of apprenticeship, they “top out” and receive their final scheduled pay raise.

Journeyman electricians earn an hourly base rate. Raises are stated in writing and negotiated between Local 520 and its contractors.

Local 520 also ensures electricians, who work more than 40-hours per week, will be paid one and a half times their normal hourly rate for every hour beyond 40 hours. Similarly, working on Sundays and holidays nets Local 520 electricians double their normal hourly rate.

With IBEW Local 520, men and women of all races are paid an equal, fair wage.

Please note that these wages provided below do not include benefits. 

Check out IBEW 520’s Pay Scale as of June 1, 2022:


50% 1st year$17.00, with benefits $21.56
55% 1st year, 2nd 6 months$18.70, with benefits $23.87
60% 2nd year:$20.40, with benefits $25.67
70% 3rd year:$23.80, with benefits $29.75
75% 4th year: $25.50, with benefits $31.59
80% 5th year:$27.20, with benefits $34.24


Base Scale:$34.00, with benefits $43.54
Foreman: $37.40, with benefits $47.31
Area Foreman:$40.80, with benefits $51.08
General Foreman:$44.20, with benefits $54.87

Construction Electrician

Level 1085% of base scale$28.90, with benefits $35.08
Level 978% of base scale $26.52, with benefits $32.69
Level 873% of base scale$24.82, with benefits $30.85
Level 768% of base scale$23.12, with benefits $29.01
Level 664% of base scale$21.76, with benefits $27.11
Level 559% of base scale$20.06, with benefits $25.31
Level 454% of base scale$18.36, with benefits $23.51
Level 349% of base scale$16.66, with benefits $20.87
Level 244% of base scale$14.96, with benefits $19.12
Level 144% of base scale$14.96, with benefits $18.07
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