Master Plumber Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Master Plumbers in the in the United States, bringing in about $24.12 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and about a third claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Master Plumbers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Master Plumber Salary (?
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$34,520 - $89,029
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,347
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Master Plumber Salary (?
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$16.90 - $37.05
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,520 - $89,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $15,319  
Commission
$8,000 - $76,000  
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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$35,970 - $86,139  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $37.05  
   
Overtime
$23.81 - $55.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Commission
$8,000 - $76,000  
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $15,319  
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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$35,970 - $86,139  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Minneapolis
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Denver
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Baltimore
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Grand Rapids
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Dallas
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National Average
$53,000
Colorado Springs
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For Master Plumbers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Minneapolis, Denver, Baltimore, and Philadelphia are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Master Plumbers earning around 25 percent, 19 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent more than average. Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Colorado Springs is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Master Plumber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

Plumbing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

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: 61% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 38%
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