Apprentice Plumber Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Apprentice Plumbers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.23 per hour nationwide. Pay ranges from $9.82 per hour on the low end to $18.33 on the high end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,846 - $43,793
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,617
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$9.82 - $18.33
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,846 - $43,793  
   
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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$20,685 - $41,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $18.33  
   
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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$20,685 - $41,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 814
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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.

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Apprentice Plumbers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 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: 55%
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