Long time reader, first time poster. Been in the trade for just shy of 6 years, and after recently having my first child I decided I really needed to get my life together. Finished 3 years of school in 6 months studied hard and passed my NH J-man exam last week with a 92! Have been pretty independent for awhile now and know my way around a job site. Have a good amount of experience in residential, commercial and industrial sects. I am planning on speaking with my boss this week about a raise and am wondering what you guys think is a good general range i should be requesting. I have been looking through a lot of job postings on CL and other listing sites and from what I can gather a respectable new journeyman rate is somewhere in the $30-$35/hr range, does this seem accurate to you guys or am I getting ahead of myself? I wouldn't consider myself a greenhorn by any means and feel very comfortable taking on any responsibility that could be given to me. I work for a small company and we do almost anything (except PV, i have 0 experience there and I'd like to get into it a bit). Any light you can shed(no pun intended!) would be greatly appreciated. Also as a slightly sub question, if y'all have any tips on what I can do to excel in my new position and would like to share i would love to hear them! Thanks in advance!