An Entry-Level Plumber earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. A skill in plumber is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,630 - $61,447
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,791
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$11.32 - $22.64
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,630 - $61,447  
   
Bonus
$197.74 - $2,750  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$5,087  
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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$24,201 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $22.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $2.16  
Overtime
$16.43 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$197.74 - $2,750  
   
Commission
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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).
)
$24,201 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 907
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Plumber Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Plumber in Las Vegas:
"That tools are expensive."
To put aside a little cash from each check, for tools, hand tools and power tools are your life in this field.theres a tool for every task and in each task its possible to learn something you did not know.you learn something new each day codes change often so keep up with uniform plumbing codes nothing is more stressful than finding out after a job is done that it is no longer up to code .so save a little time to check the codes before you do the work it will subtract a lot of stress from the job at hand.

Plumber in Detroit:
Always want to learn and do more each time your out on the field and apply yourself to think and act on safety first skills.

Plumber in Kansas City:
"Learn As Much Math And Geometry As Possible."
Be ready to work in cold, heat, snow and rain. Stay flexible and always be ready to learn something new.

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Skills That Affect Plumber Salaries

plumber
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Pipe Welding
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Blueprints
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National Average
$35,000

Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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