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 $13.24 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.83 per hour and $18.35. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while close to one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in six. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,794 - $44,102
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,494
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$9.83 - $18.35
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,794 - $44,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$20,718 - $41,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $18.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $0.57  
Overtime
$14.44 - $26.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$20,718 - $41,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 805
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. The most common next step for an Apprentice Plumber is to become a Journeyman Plumber or a Plumber. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $14K more per year.

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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
72%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 54%
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