Apprentice Plumber Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Apprentice Plumbers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.88 per hour nationwide. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-fourth collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,558 - $48,496
$20K
$29K
$48K
MEDIAN: $28,677
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$10.38 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $13.88
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$0$48K
Salary $19,558 - $48,496
Bonus $195.07 - $2,007
Profit Sharing $800
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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$22,369 - $41,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.38 - $18.41
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $4.97
Overtime $15.20 - $26.83
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $195.07 - $2,007
Profit Sharing $800
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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$22,369 - $41,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,177

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Apprentice Plumber


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There are some Apprentice Plumbers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are an average $70K annually. It is quite typical for Apprentice Plumbers to transition into roles as Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers, where reported median earnings are $17K and $14K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Plumber

Pay by Experience for an Apprentice Plumber has a positive trend. An entry-level Apprentice Plumber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Apprentice Plumber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Apprentice Plumber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 39 salaries. An Apprentice Plumber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Apprentice Plumber Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Apprentice Plumber?

Apprentice Plumber in Tampa:
Pros: The employees are nice and so is the owner. I learn on the daily.
Cons: It's very far from my house. A lot of miles and a lot of gas.

Apprentice Plumber in Westchester:
Pros: Great people to work with. Not so much pressure.
Cons: Sometimes there's no work. Don't like my pay.

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.

Apprentice Plumber in Poulsbo:
"Pros and cons of working with family."
Pros: Almost steady work.
Cons: No paid time off.

Apprentice Plumber in South-Africa:
"Learning process."
Pros: Learning other people & to do my work to the best of my ability.
Cons: Backstabbing & jealousy and not to be regonised.

Apprentice Plumber in Richmond:
"BJ."
Pros: The people I work with are great and I am constantly learning.
Cons: I wish I was paid more.

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Key Stats for Apprentice Plumber

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$30,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Machine Operation
▲11%

Problem Solving
▲10%

Pipe Welding
▲4%

Soldering
▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

HVAC
▼2%

Blueprints
▼7%

Carpentry
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 55%
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