Journeyman Plumber Salary

Men make up the majority of Journeyman Plumbers in the United States, bringing in about $21.96 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While two in five report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-third have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,317 - $72,028
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,982
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$15.16 - $33.28
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,317 - $72,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $9,787  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$32,602 - $73,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $33.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$20.97 - $45.58  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $9,787  
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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$32,602 - $73,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,204
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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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Journeyman Plumbers who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. A Master Plumber role is the most common promotion for Journeyman Plumbers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $53K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Journeyman Plumbers is a Plumber position, where earnings are usually $44K.

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Journeyman Plumbers report a focused set of job skills. Plumbing and Blueprints are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Plumber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. Journeyman Plumbers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Journeyman Plumbers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $53K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Plumber Salaries



National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Plumber Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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