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Apprentice Plumber Salary (United States)

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. Earnings sit near $9.77 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.55 on the higher side. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Apprentice Plumbers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A little less than one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in four collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Apprentice Plumber Salary (?
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$19,586 - $41,873
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MEDIAN: $29,157
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Apprentice Plumber Salary (?
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$9.77 - $18.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,586 - $41,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $685  
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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$20,657 - $41,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$13.97 - $26.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $685  
   
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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$20,657 - $41,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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Job Description for Apprentice Plumber

Becoming an Apprentice Plumber is the first step into a lucrative plumbing career. Prior to becoming an Apprentice Plumber, a GED or high school diploma must have been acquired. Typically, someone will be an apprentice for four or five years before becoming a certified plumber.
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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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As Apprentice Plumbers transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers on average earn $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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Chicago
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Boston
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Dallas
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St. Louis
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New York
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National Average
$29,000
San Antonio
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Austin
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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For Apprentice Plumbers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Apprentice Plumbers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+12 percent), Boston (+5 percent), St. Louis (+2 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Pittsburgh and 7 percent less in Los Angeles, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 54%