An Apprentice Plumber earns an average wage of $13.26 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Apprentice Plumber Total Pay (?
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$19,027 - $51,521
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,332
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Apprentice Plumber Total Pay (?
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$9.71 - $19.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,027 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$20,472 - $42,161  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 753
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $29.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$20,472 - $42,161  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 753
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
up arrow 29%
Chicago
up arrow 13%
Boston
up arrow 12%
New York
up arrow 4%
National Average
$29,000
Houston
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Apprentice Plumber Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Apprentice Plumber in St. Louis:
Find work in a large shop, don't agree to be a contracted worker or you won't be considered as an employee. If you lose your job or quit for whatever reason you won't get unemployment benefits. Find a job that pays a salary, who considers you as an employee.
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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 71 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 52%
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