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 $13.58 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly two in five enjoy medical while about one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-fifth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,690 - $47,457
$20K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $30,078
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$10.13 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $13.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,690 - $47,457  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,348 - $41,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $18.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$15.11 - $26.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$193.92 - $1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,348 - $41,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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. Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers are common next-step roles for Apprentice Plumbers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Journeyman Plumbers is $18K higher on average, and it's $15K higher for Plumbers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Apprentice Plumber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Apprentice Plumbers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $42K.

Apprentice Plumber Reviews

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 143 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 143 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: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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