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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. Earnings generally vary between $9.81 per hour and $18.41. Residence 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 about a sixth. For the most part, Apprentice Plumbers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$19,638 - $48,251
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,539
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$9.81 - $18.41
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,638 - $48,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $710  
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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$20,702 - $41,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $26.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $710  
   
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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$20,702 - $41,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 731

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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 earn $70K on average per year. 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 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 54%