Average Journeyman Plumber Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Journeyman Plumber is $24.19.
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $35
$288 - $5,063
Profit Sharing
$993 - $8,054
$979 - $24,161
Total Pay
$36,050 - $78,826

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Job Description for Journeyman Plumber

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

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Journeyman Plumber

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Plumber

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 $16.26 based on 13 salaries. An early career Journeyman Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.90 based on 263 salaries. A mid-career Journeyman Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.57 based on 476 salaries. An experienced Journeyman Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.00 based on 750 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Journeyman Plumber in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 43.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.9% more) and Houston, Texas (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (13.3% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.6% less).

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