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Apprentice Plumber Salary

Male Apprentice Plumbers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.19 per hour in the United States. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.81 per hour and $18.37. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Apprentice Plumbers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-fourth collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,351 - $47,659
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,563
10%
50%
90%

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$9.81 - $18.37
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,351 - $47,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $773  
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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$20,728 - $41,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $0.65  
Overtime
$14.31 - $26.62  
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 - $773  
   
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).
)
$20,728 - $41,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 745

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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

  • 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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For Apprentice Plumbers, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. It is quite typical for Apprentice Plumbers to transition into roles as Journeyman Plumbers or Plumbers, where reported median earnings are $18K and $14K higher per year.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 54%
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