Apprentice Plumber Salary

A sizeable majority of Apprentice Plumbers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.27 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.87 per hour to $18.31. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Apprentice Plumbers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-sixth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,163 - $43,760
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,690
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$9.87 - $18.31
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,163 - $43,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $797  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,734 - $41,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $18.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26  
Overtime
$14.61 - $26.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $797  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,734 - $41,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 964
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Job Description for Apprentice Plumber

The position of an apprentice plumber is, as the name suggests, an apprenticeship, which means that these individuals are learning necessary skills alongside those who are skilled and trained as professional plumbers.

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Apprentice Plumber Tasks

  • Replace trenchless sewers, drain recipes, and install shower valves.
  • Install a variety of water heaters and filters.

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Plumber


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While not commonly seen, Apprentice Plumbers who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K per year. The most common next step for an Apprentice Plumber is to become a Journeyman Plumber or a Plumber. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $15K more per year.

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What is it like working as an Apprentice Plumber?

Apprentice Plumber in Tulsa:
"Amazing."
Pros: Learning there is so much to learn in this trade. I also enjoy being a leader and working equipment the passion for the equipment is there inside of me.
Cons: The bad doesn't exist to me when there is so much good to do.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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