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Apprentice Plumber Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Apprentice Plumbers earn an average of $13.24 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.82 per hour, and the top verges on $18.36. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than half enjoy medical while close to a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Apprentice Plumbers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,294 - $47,889
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,617
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$9.82 - $18.36
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,294 - $47,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $778  
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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$20,731 - $41,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $18.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $0.57  
Overtime
$14.36 - $26.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $778  
   
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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$20,731 - $41,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 769
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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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At the upper end, Apprentice Plumbers who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year. Career advancement for the typical Apprentice Plumber often leads to becoming a Journeyman Plumber or a Plumber; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 54%
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