The average rate for a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter is $26.94 per hour. A skill in Welding is associated with high pay for this job.
Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Total Pay (?
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$35,895 - $98,281
(Median)
36K
54K
69K
98K
MEDIAN: $54,288
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Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Total Pay (?
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$14.98 - $39.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,895 - $98,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,457  
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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$33,401 - $97,882  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $39.88  
   
Overtime
$21.65 - $59.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,457  
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).
)
$33,401 - $97,882  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$58,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Welding
up arrow 34%
National Average
$58,000
Plumbing
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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