Our five-year apprenticeship comprises more than 200 hours of classroom instruction per year. Apprentices also are required to receive a minimum of 1,600 hours of on the-job-training each year while working for a union contractor.

Once accepted into our program, individuals are paid a prenegotiated wage and benefits by their contractor to work and attend evening classes until their training period is complete. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice becomes a certified journeyperson.

Starting wages average $35,000, plus benefits – including health insurance, pension funds and program reimbursement – worth more than $30,000. Journeypersons who complete the program earn an average of $65,000 per year.

Wage Information


Wage Percentage

per-hour rate

1 55 percent of journeyperson's wage $17.44
2 65 percent of journeyperson's wage $20.61
3 75 percent of journeyperson's wage $23.78
4 80 percent of journeyperson's wage $25.36
5 85 percent of journeyperson's wage $26.95
Full journeyperson's wage $31.70


In addition to a competitive salary, Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 124 offers great benefits, including family health insurance coverage, local and national pension funds, and a 401(k).

Basic Requirements

In order to be eligible for acceptance into the apprenticeship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age at the time of application

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid Oklahoma driver's license (preferred)

  • Must appear for an interview

  • Must take a drug test

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