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Master Plumber Salary

Male Master Plumbers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.35 per hour in the United States. In the world of Master Plumbers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $87K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Master Plumbers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,440 - $91,052
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$91K
MEDIAN: $53,749
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$17.16 - $37.05
(Median)
$17
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,440 - $91,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
Profit Sharing
$25.75 - $19,000  
Commission
$5,000 - $50,000  
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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$36,357 - $86,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $37.05  
   
Overtime
$24.55 - $56.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$25.75 - $19,000  
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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$36,357 - $86,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 771
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Job Description for Master Plumber

Master plumbers install and repair various commercial and residential plumbing systems. The title of master plumber is specially given to those who successfully pass the licensing exam issued by the state. Common residential jobs for master plumbers include installing water heaters, repairing faucets and toilets, sewer machine service, gas line service work, and water service line installation. Some master plumbers work in the public sector in wastewater treatment plants or other municipal water systems. Some master plumbers choose a specialty such as pipe installation or pressurized water systems. Working hours can range from full-time on a construction site to whatever works for the client's schedule.

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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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Master Plumbers note just a narrow range of job skills. Project Management and Plumbing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Plumbing are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Master Plumber Reviews

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

Project Management
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Plumbing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 37%