Apprentice Plumber Salary

Apprentice Plumbers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.65 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. Work is enjoyable for Apprentice Plumbers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,388 - $47,109
$19K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,627
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$10.19 - $18.35
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MEDIAN: $13.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,388 - $47,109  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $1,526  
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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$21,532 - $40,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $18.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$15.10 - $26.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$193.92 - $1,526  
   
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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$21,532 - $40,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,165

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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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Apprentice Plumbers who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers on average earn $70K per year. Apprentice Plumbers typically move into roles as Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers, and those positions pay $18K more and $15K more, respectively.

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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.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Apprentice Plumber

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Machine Operation
▲12%

Problem Solving
▲11%

Pipe Welding
▲5%

Soldering
▲5%

▼0%

HVAC
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Blueprints
▼6%

Carpentry
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 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
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 56%
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