This is the wage that is used as the basis for determining what an apprentice is paid at any time during the apprenticeship. The Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) sets the skilled wage rate. The rate is divided into seven regions for Wisconsin, which is based on the average pay scale of skilled workers in each region. The BAS adjusts the skilled wage rate annually. A wage rate adjustment does not necessarily mean the rate will increase. The apprentice is paid a percentage, based on progress in the program. See Skilled Wage Rates

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