The average rate for a Plumber is $19.70 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Commercial, Troubleshooting, Blueprints, Heat, and plumber.
Plumber Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$29,089 - $80,849
(Median)
29K
37K
49K
60K
81K
MEDIAN: $48,793
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Plumber Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$12.82 - $33.46
(Median)
13
20
25
33
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,089 - $80,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $14,899  
Commission
$197.27 - $54,738  
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).
)
$28,410 - $78,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $33.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.55  
Overtime
$17.98 - $45.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
Commission
$197.27 - $54,738  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $14,899  
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).
)
$28,410 - $78,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,425
Is Plumber your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Plumber Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Popular Employer Salaries for Plumber
Job Description for Plumber
A plumber is a type of maintenance worker who deals primarily with plumbing systems used in households and commercial buildings. They get this job done by possessing highly specialized expertise in how household plumbing systems work, as well as the skills required to use the right tools in the right situations. Specific tasks may include installing and repairing pipes, unclogging drains, installing vents and traps, cutting and threading pipes, and making modifications to walls and floors to accommodate pipes. Plumbers especially need to understand how to read blueprints and floor plans for buildings, as they may need to refer to these to understand how the plumbing system in the building they are working on works. However, it should be noted that plumbers will not always be provided with these documents and may have to make educated guesses about a building’s plumbing system. Plumbers may also inspect a building’s plumbing system to ensure that safety and building regulations in regard to plumbing are not being violated.
Read More...
Plumber Tasks
  • Cut and thread pipes.
  • Install vents and traps in the plumbing system, in accordance with required codes.
  • Utilize appropriate plumbing and shop tools.
  • Install and repair pipes and fixtures and open clogged drains.
  • Cut openings in floors and walls to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
Pay by Experience Level for Plumber
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 48%
Los Angeles
up arrow 34%
Seattle
up arrow 32%
Baltimore
up arrow 21%
up arrow 17%
San Diego
up arrow 16%
Fort Worth
up arrow 13%
Cleveland
up arrow 12%
Houston
up arrow 8%
National Average
$44,000
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Richmond
up arrow 15%
Wichita
up arrow 17%
Charlotte
up arrow 19%
Tulsa
up arrow 19%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Plumber Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Plumber Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 31%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%
Blueprints
up arrow 28%
Heat
up arrow 25%
Journeyman
up arrow 19%
plumber
up arrow 19%
Plumbing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$44,000
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 247 votes.
Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 44%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -