Master Plumber Salary

Men account for the majority of Master Plumbers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $25.43 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Master Plumbers stretch from $40K on the lower end to $87K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $61K from profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most Master Plumbers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,227 - $98,252
$39K
$59K
$98K
MEDIAN: $58,786
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$19.25 - $37.97
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MEDIAN: $25.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,227 - $98,252  
   
Bonus
$509 - $12,671  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $60,608  
Commission
$6,750  
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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$40,456 - $86,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $37.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$26.37 - $54.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509 - $12,671  
   
Commission
$6,750  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $60,608  
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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$40,456 - $86,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 588

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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, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Most people familiar with 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: $55,617

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

For Master Plumbers, top-notch salaries can be found in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Boston, and Baltimore offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field. One of the biggest compensable factors for Master Plumbers is geography, with workers in Montgomery earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Grand Rapids and 7 percent less in Richmond, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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:
"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 93 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
57%
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Experience Affects Master Plumber Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$56,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Master Plumber Salaries

Customer Service
▲8%

HVAC System Design
▲4%


master plumber
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 35%
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