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Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salary (United States)

The median total income of Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters is around $60K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (two in five, in fact) comes from commissions. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salary (?
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$34,865 - $98,814
(Median)
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55K
71K
99K
MEDIAN: $54,750
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Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salary (?
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$15.41 - $39.48
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,865 - $98,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,440  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $4,250  
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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$34,200 - $93,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $39.48  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $59.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,440  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $4,250  
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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$34,200 - $93,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Job Description for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

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

Common Career Paths for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

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As Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters make advancements in their career path, salaries do not necessarily change. Higher-end positions, such as Maintenance Pipefitter, often pay amounts similar to Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters. Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters most often advance into Master Plumber and Lead Plumber positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$60,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%