Wage and Benefits

The Apprentice School

Apprentices are paid an hourly wage from the first day they start. Advancement in the apprenticeship wage schedule is based on attendance and length of time in training.  Apprentices are paid for all work, including time spent in academic classes. Premium pay is given for all overtime. Additional benefits currently available to apprentices include paid vacation, paid holidays, pension plans, medical plans, life insurance, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and Social Security benefits.

Apprentice wages follows a pay progression unique to unions contract that represents the apprentice with raises typically occurring every 1,000 hours (approximately 6 months).

Apprentices will progress as follows:


Bath Iron Works offers excellent benefits. Our apprentices currently receive the following key benefits:

Financial and Retirement

  • 401(k) Savings Plan (Matching)
  • Pension Benefits

Health and Life

  • Medical Coverage
  • Sickness and Accident (Weekly Disability)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Plan

Education and Training

  • Tuition Reimbursement