A Plumber with Plumbing skills in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$27.82 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
|Salary||AU$29,676 - AU$86,467|
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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).)
|AU$39,685 - AU$89,784|
|Hourly Rate||AU$19.79 - AU$41.02|
|Overtime||AU$25.83 - AU$62.59|
|Total Pay (||AU$39,685 - AU$89,784|
Job Description for Plumber
Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining water systems within buildings, including drinking water, drainage, heating, sanitation, and sewage systems. Plumbers are not only involved with the installation and development of new houses and plumbing systems, but also with assessing and fixing problems in existing and older systems.Read More...
This profession requires thorough expertise in water systems, as plumbers are involved in all aspects of their upkeep and must be able to identify a wide range of problems. When installing new systems, they must read blueprints to understand and follow the exact specifications for where a building's plumbing will be installed. In doing this, they must also fully understand regulations set by state and county and the particular building's code. This also calls for knowledge of the site's water supply system.
Specifically, installing plumbing systems requires manual labor, including measuring, cutting, bending pipe material, and assembling valves, fittings, tubes, and appliances such as sinks. Plumbers work in a variety of locations, as the nature of the job requires them to visit multiple sites. The work can be both indoors and outdoors depending on the particular project and where the drainage systems are located. In some cases, they work under a manager or for a firm, and in other cases they are self-employed. When working for a company they work full-time hours and are often on-call during the day and/or night. When self-employed, they generally set their own hours. Though no formal education is necessary for plumbers, some may study at a technical school or serve apprenticeships. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
- Install and repair pipes and fixtures and open clogged drains.
- Cut openings in floors and walls to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
- Utilize appropriate plumbing and shop tools.
- Cut and thread pipes.
- Install vents and traps in the plumbing system, in accordance with required codes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Plumber
Pay by Experience for a Plumber has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Plumber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 53 salaries. A Plumber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$78,000 based on 23 salaries.
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