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Average Journeyman Plumber Hourly Pay

$24.63
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,290
Bonus
$5,139
Commission
$2,449
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Journeyman Plumber is $24.63.
10%
$17.46
MEDIAN
$24.63
90%
$35.94
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $36
Bonus
$250 - $5,500
Profit Sharing
$993 - $8,170
Commission
$986 - $48,656
Total Pay
$37,422 - $81,206
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What Do Journeyman Plumbers Do?

Journeyman Plumber Tasks
  • Install and maintain water systems under the guidance of a master plumber.
  • Evaluate site and customer requests to create estimates for time and materials.
  • Assemble, weld, bend, thread, and adjust pipes, tubes, valves, and fittings.
  • Interpret blueprints and architectural diagrams to correctly position and access systems and assess fit to code.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems, including interactions between waste, gas, and water systems.

Job Satisfaction for Journeyman Plumber

3.9 out of 5
(318)
Highly Satisfied
18Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Journeyman Plumber

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What Are Popular Skills for Journeyman Plumbers?

Skills in Commercial, Blueprints and Soldering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential and Plumbing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Plumbers?

An entry-level Journeyman Plumber with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.72 based on 13 salaries. An early career Journeyman Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.54 based on 225 salaries. A mid-career Journeyman Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.37 based on 439 salaries. An experienced Journeyman Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.12 based on 602 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Journeyman Plumber in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (9.4% less) and San Antonio, Texas (8.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,672 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Early Career
13.5%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
36.0%
Late Career
23.5%