Apprentice Plumber Salary

Men make up the majority of Apprentice Plumbers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $13.27 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.87 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.31 on the higher side. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Apprentice Plumbers. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-fourth collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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
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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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Apprentice Plumbers sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. Apprentice Plumbers most often move into positions as Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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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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