The average wage for a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter is C$33.72 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$51,923 - C$79,500
C$65K
MEDIAN: C$65,000
50%
C$20.37 - C$43.91
C$20
C$35
C$44
MEDIAN: C$34.57
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$111K
Salary C$65,000
Bonus C$1,450
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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C$42,832 - C$111,411
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data C$0C$76
Hourly Rate C$20.37 - C$43.91
Overtime C$24.66 - C$76.03
Annual Data C$0C$111K
Bonus C$1,450
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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C$42,832 - C$111,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work primarily for construction and plumbing companies, while some also run their own businesses either independently or in partnership with other plumbers. Most employers require at least a high school diploma or GED for this position, as well as completion of a relevant apprenticeship. Although those in this position often learn on-the-job or through an apprenticeship, they may begin by attending a technical school. They may also be required to be licensed and bonded depending on the state in which they work.

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Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Tasks

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

Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Pay by Experience for a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$74,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 6 salaries. A Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$78,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
C$75,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%