Master Plumber Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Master Plumbers earn an average of $24.77 per hour. Cash earnings for Master Plumbers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $86K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Master Plumbers is high. Although more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,966 - $91,202
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$91K
MEDIAN: $54,958
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$17.71 - $38.20
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$18
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,966 - $91,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,255  
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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$37,679 - $85,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.71 - $38.20  
   
Overtime
$23.93 - $55.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,255  
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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$37,679 - $85,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 753
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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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Survey takers who work as Master Plumbers typically report just a few professional skills. Master plumber and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Plumbing tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Plumber

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


For Master Plumbers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $47K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $50K. Master Plumbers see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Master Plumber generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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


National Average
$54,000


Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

master plumber
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Project Management
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 36%
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