Journeyman Plumber Salary

A Journeyman Plumber earns an average wage of $21.96 per hour.
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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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National Salary Data (?
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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).
)
$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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Plumber

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

Journeyman Plumber Reviews

What is it like working as a Journeyman Plumber?

Journeyman Plumber in San Antonio:
"It's a challenge I'm ready for."
Pros: I like the flexibility of working in a small business. Knowing the boss so personally makes it an easy work environment.
Cons: There are not enough opportunities for me in such a small business. I would prefer to work in large scale commercial jobs than handling service calls.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Journeyman Plumber in Waukegan:
"Is it worth dying for?"
You are exposed to every communicable disease known to man AND chemical AND heavy metal poisoning.

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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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