Apprentice Plumber Salary

A sizeable majority of Apprentice Plumbers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.25 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.82 per hour and $18.37. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,213 - $43,528

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$9.82 - $18.37

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,213 - $43,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $760  
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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$20,688 - $41,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $18.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $0.57  
Overtime
$14.47 - $26.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $760  
   
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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$20,688 - $41,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 826
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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. Apprentice Plumbers typically move into roles as Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers, and those positions pay $18K more and $14K more, respectively.

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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 105 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 55%
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