Master Plumber Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Master Plumbers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $25.48 per hour nationwide. Cash earnings for Master Plumbers — including $15K in bonuses and $60K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $90K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,589 - $98,836
$39K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,041
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$19.46 - $38.67
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$0$98K
Salary $38,589 - $98,836
Bonus $504 - $14,740
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $59,800
Commission $596 - $19,574
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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$40,664 - $90,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 235
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $19.46 - $38.67
Hourly Tips $3.94
Overtime $27.66 - $56.74
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $504 - $14,740
Commission $596 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $59,800
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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$40,664 - $90,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 568

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Job Description for Master Plumber

Master plumbers are highly experienced and skilled plumbers; in some states, this position requires licensing to provide proof of their experience. They are often the first plumber to arrive at a job site to inspect the customer's problems and develop a plan with the customer. They then inform their crew of the situation and delegate tasks to them. A master plumber often reserves the most difficult tasks either for themselves or as an opportunity to teach apprentice plumbers. It is the master plumber's job to ensure that all work is carried out quickly and efficiently and to ensure a quick remedy to a customer's situation.

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Master Plumber Tasks

  • Assemble, install, and repair pipes, appliances and fixtures.
  • Supervise and complete installation of plumbing equipment.
  • Read and design blueprints.
  • Complete state licensing requirements.

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Popular Skills for Master Plumber


Master Plumbers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, HVAC System Design, Project Management, and master plumber are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Plumbing also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Plumber

Pay by Experience for a Master Plumber has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Plumber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Plumber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Master Plumber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 380 salaries. A Master Plumber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 465 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,133

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York, Boston, and Baltimore — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Master Plumbers. The lowest-paying market is Montgomery, which sits 26 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Grand Rapids and Richmond (15 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Master Plumber Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Master Plumber?

Master Plumber in Shreveport:
"Hard work pays off."
Plumbing is a great profession with a good pay depending on the company you work for low stress.

Master Plumber in Houston:
"It's a long road to the top, shit or get off the pot."
Stay on top of your game, education is critical, remember where u came from don't get greedy.

Master Plumber in Houston:
"Comfortable stressful but rewarding."
Pros: I'm designing, building and my department installs plumbing systems that go into a product that is designed to save lives, and I enjoy working with everyone at the company.
Cons: Our policy for paid time off is not an industry standard, I work more than 40 hours a week regularly, but still have to use PTO when I leave early (Dr. Appointment) or miss a day due to illness.

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Key Stats for Master Plumber

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
57%
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Experience Affects Master Plumber Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$56,000

▼1%

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

Customer Service
▲7%

HVAC System Design
▲3%


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▲2%

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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 34%
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