A tale as old as time, you get out of high school and the world around you is breathing down your neck into deciding what the actual fuck am I going to do for the rest of it. Some head to college to chase a degree that may or may not end up with a slick little career, some grab the first job they can get their hands on to get that cash rolling and well some head into the chase with a plan.
A Trade Is Never A Horrible Idea
Now personally myself I never did take the trade route, in retrospect I wish a cracka did. Many friends and family took that path leaving them with a healthy salary while I'm out there chasing a dream of becoming a MMA fighter. Looking back I could of done both, you know young and stupid....well still stupid and a bit young. A Red Seal trade would of been sexy though keeping a brotha's income a bit more stable. Trade work will be around for ever, people keep fuckin' meaning more of us roaming around the world needing housing, commercial real estate which breaks down to construstion, plumbing, carpentry with an endless list of trades.
I know what you're wondering after my little spiel is what the hell do some of these guys make. Below is a little break down on how much bread a fella can bring home after gripping a red seal here in Canada.
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Carpenter : The average Red Seal Carpenter salary in Canada is $117,000 per year or $60 per hour. Entry level positions start at $48,750 per year while most experienced workers make up to $175,500 per year.
Welder : The average Red Seal Welder salary in Canada is $76,898 per year or $39.44 per hour. Entry level positions start at $35,100 per year while most experienced workers make up to $95,823 per year.
Plumber : The average Red Seal Plumber salary in Canada is $73,125 per year or $37.50 per hour. Entry level positions start at $49,725 per year while most experienced workers make up to $97,500 per year.
Electrician : The average Red Seal Electrician salary in Canada is $66,300 per year or $34 per hour. Entry level positions start at $58,820 per year while most experienced workers make up to $79,092 per year.
Now I know before you shred me to pieces on this article about the salaries, some of these trades are able to make substantially higher incomes. This info is just brought to me from the site above for fuck sakes. For instance an electrician is going to make more in the patch than they will doing residential electrical work.
Either or if ya ask me personally a trade is always a great decision on your start of entering the workforce as a youngster. Good way to make some decent coin and set yourself up in the future for a great fall back plan. Can always go back to the trades those bad boys ain't going anywhere.