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Journeyman Plumber Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Journeyman Plumbers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.50 per hour. Total cash compensation to Journeyman Plumbers bottoms out near $31K and approaches $70K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $2K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. For the most part, Journeyman Plumbers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Journeyman Plumber Salary (?
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$29,480 - $72,296
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,761
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Journeyman Plumber Salary (?
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$14.71 - $31.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,480 - $72,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
Profit Sharing
$8.14 - $7,891  
Commission
$983 - $8,000  
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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$31,482 - $70,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $31.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $0.41  
Overtime
$20.67 - $45.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
   
Commission
$983 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$8.14 - $7,891  
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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$31,482 - $70,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,252
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Job Description for Journeyman Plumber

A journeyman plumber is a trained plumber who has completed their apprenticeship under a master plumber. They are fully knowledgeable in the skills needed to be a plumber, and they have a working knowledge and application of the skills required to work as a plumber.
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Journeyman Plumber Tasks
  • Interpret blueprints and architectural diagrams to correctly position and access systems and assess fit to code.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems, including interactions between waste, gas, and water systems.
  • Assemble, weld, bend, thread, and adjust pipes, tubes, valves, and fittings.
  • Install and maintain water systems under the guidance of a master plumber.
  • Evaluate site and customer requests to create estimates for time and materials.

Common Career Paths for Journeyman Plumber

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There are some Journeyman Plumbers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are typically $70K annually. A common career progression for a Journeyman Plumber is to become a Master Plumber or a Lead Plumber. Compared to Journeyman Plumbers, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Plumber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Journeyman Plumbers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. Journeyman Plumbers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K. Journeyman Plumbers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Seattle
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Detroit
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Los Angeles
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Baltimore
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Houston
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Dallas
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Salt Lake City
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Tulsa
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National Average
$46,000
Oklahoma City
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Little Rock
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For Journeyman Plumbers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Baltimore are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Journeyman Plumbers earning around 39 percent, 22 percent, 15 percent, and 13 percent more than average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Little Rock, 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Plumber Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 39%