Apprentice Plumber Salary (United States)

An Apprentice Plumber earns an average wage of $13.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Apprentice Plumber Salary (?
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$19,478 - $42,632
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,192
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Apprentice Plumber Salary (?
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$9.75 - $18.64
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,478 - $42,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
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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$20,609 - $41,584  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $26.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$20,609 - $41,584  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 677
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Seattle
up arrow 12%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
New York
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National Average
$29,000
Houston
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Austin
up arrow 7%
San Antonio
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$29,000

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 53%
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