Master Plumber Salary

A Master Plumber earns an average wage of $25.15 per hour. A skill in master plumber is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$35,498 - $92,044
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$92K
MEDIAN: $55,960
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$18.03 - $37.68
(Median)
$18
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,498 - $92,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $12,000  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$38,315 - $84,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $37.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.59  
Overtime
$24.11 - $53.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $12,000  
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).
)
$38,315 - $84,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 800
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Master Plumber

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

Master Plumber Advice

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

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.

What is it like working as a Master Plumber?

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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Experience Affects Master Plumber Salaries


National Average
$55,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

master plumber
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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