Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salary

A Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter earns an average wage of $29.62 per hour.
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$35,840 - $86,038
$36K
$54K
$86K
MEDIAN: $54,235
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50%
90%

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$16.99 - $43.79
$17
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $29.41
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50%
90%

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$0$93K
Salary $35,840 - $86,038
Bonus $3,500
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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$37,386 - $93,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $16.99 - $43.79
Overtime $21.17 - $62.59
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $3,500
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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$37,386 - $93,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127

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Job Description for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work primarily for construction and plumbing companies, while some also run their own businesses either independently or in partnership with other plumbers. Most employers require at least a high school diploma or GED for this position, as well as completion of a relevant apprenticeship. Although those in this position often learn on-the-job or through an apprenticeship, they may begin by attending a technical school. They may also be required to be licensed and bonded depending on the state in which they work.

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Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Tasks

  • Assemble, alter, repair, and remove pipes, faucets, toilets, and their fittings.
  • Test plumbing systems and identify leaks or other problems.
  • Read blueprints to identify service panels, access appropriate areas, and diagnose problems.
  • Clear drain lines, remove blockages, and ensure proper performance.

Common Career Paths for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter


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Pay by Experience Level for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Pay by Experience for a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 50 salaries. A Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 54 salaries.

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Key Stats for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

Plumbing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 26%
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