Fact Sheet Setting Wages in Your Registered Apprenticeship Program
Matthew Eldridge, Zach Boren
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Determining apprentice compensation is a key part of every apprenticeship program. Wage schedules set an apprentice’s compensation as they progress and gain skills through the apprenticeship. This fact sheet provides guidance for apprenticeship program sponsors and employers by reviewing important elements of wage schedules, sharing examples, and offering tips. By setting an appropriate wage progression, programs can reward apprentices for gaining skills, motivate them to gain competencies, and prepare them for all parts of an occupation.

Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Workforce development Wages and nonwage compensation Job training Beyond high school: education and training Apprenticeships
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Research to Action Lab