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 $13.46 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Apprentice Plumbers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while roughly a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-sixth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,552 - $48,538
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,438
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90%

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$10.07 - $18.23
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,552 - $48,538  
   
Bonus
$101.74 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$21,149 - $41,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$15.05 - $26.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$101.74 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$21,149 - $41,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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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It's not very common for Apprentice Plumbers to move on to become Construction Project Managers. Average pay for a Construction Project Manager is $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 $15K higher per year.

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What is it like working as an Apprentice Plumber?

Apprentice Plumber in Tulsa:
"Amazing."
Pros: Learning there is so much to learn in this trade. I also enjoy being a leader and working equipment the passion for the equipment is there inside of me.
Cons: The bad doesn't exist to me when there is so much good to do.

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Experience Affects Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Apprentice Plumber Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 13%

Problem Solving
up arrow 12%

Soldering
up arrow 6%

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Pipe Welding
0%

National Average
$30,000

HVAC
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 5%

Carpentry
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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