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Not entirely true either...For the last year I billed for diem @ $15 per hour for 1st 40 hours worked per week
..this 30$/hr, is not in the same commercial power industry I returned to in 2005...nowhere have I heard of an RP renta tech making that,,,but I havent been everywhere..but in the last 3 years I have worked 8 plants and their pay is no where near 30/hr......are we comparing apples and oranges here or what?....that was the main reason I havent worked in the RP business since the 90's....low wages..even lower per diem...no rental cars, no travel...and always a bunch of %^$#&* whining and crying about what the other guy makes.....it is alot easier to make money in this business than as an RP, and with the new construction, it will be a longer term deal,,,,,all the other crafts I work with, and they are union, make alot more than RP's do,,,so my opinion...leave it behind...take some courses, while you are off,,,and be billable with more than one hard hat,,,because the grass is sweeter on this side of the fence...red
..I am working in the Safety Oversight field right now, for Beercourt...I took a break from RP, went with Master-Lee and then Areva and got my Manipulator Crane Quals...and also got a certification in Primavera scheduling,,,had a back injury in 2003, cut that refueling job short, couldn't make that scheduling gig work,,,,so I took the OHST, and am pursuing my BS in Health and Safety..like I said, take a few courses, some initiative, a few dollars and get out of that RP trailer...I did.....red
How do you break into the Safety & Health side. Most job offers require experience in that field. I've been a rad tech for 30 yrs. I need a change also because of not being able to scurry up & down those containment ladders. If you know what I mean?Any direction would be much appreciated.
I'm sorry to inform you that the Safety & Health side requires scurrying up & down ladders, and scaffolds, and sewer catch basins, and vent stacks, and cracking towers, and excavations, and ditches, and big pipes, and small voids, and.................
Thanks alot !!! Appreciate anything you could suggest.
we price the bids we do at the current $30/hr (approximately) rate, and guess what so do all the other contractors ... sooo if joe blow is getting $28 an hour and Joe know is getting $32 an hour guess what the rate is about $30 an hour. its called enticement pay ... so average things out and it turns out $30 an hour is about the going rate for techs.. at CY it averages out about that wheather the techs knew it or not.. some were getting $35 an hour and some were getting $25 an hour.. hanford rate is $30, INEL is $30, if you are getting less somebody got more.. (we have about 200 techs working right now)
Looking to jump start an old question. I am considering going house as an R.P. in the midwest. Any knowledge out there on a starting wage. I am a 7+ year ANSI 3.1 and have'nt gotten to the offer phase yet, but am curious what I may be able to expect.
I don't know about the Midwest, but out West, the range would be mid 30's to low 40's per hour...Good luck!
LES in NM pays about $35/hr plus annual bonus and good benefits. No respirators and last year the highest dose on site was 34 mrem. One vacancy.
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