Its very good time to be in the trades. More work than the tradesmen/ and women can handle. It's not rocket science, but you need to be efficient. I have done trades work during my furloughs. great back up career. AND!!!! let me repeat that......AND if you are in aviation, you NEED a back up career! Just like aviation, the trades are cyclical. But again its a great time to be in the trades. Too much work and not enough tradesmen. So price whatever you want. Want Wide body Capt pay to pull romex or sweat pipes, and you'll get it if you do a good job and reliable, let the owner know when you will be there and be there when you say you will, or call them and let them know what to expect. I recently finished a flip. The drywall guys I used for the stuff I couldn't do offered to compare W-2's for the job price. I would have lost. The electrician I sometimes use is really good. I use him when I can't do it myself. He only will bid by the job. He likes to talk and wastes some time in that way. However as I calculate what he does when he is done. It's well over $200/hr. And he has more work than he can do. So back up for your flying............I highly recommend it. I highly recommend having a second saleable skill. It has kept us from being homeless a couple times in this industry. But remember the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence.