Average Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Hourly Pay

$28.93
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$1,526
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The average hourly pay for a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter is $28.93.
10%
$17.35
MEDIAN
$28.93
90%
$44.46
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $44
Bonus
$493 - $10,137
Total Pay
$37,768 - $97,001

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Job Description for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

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.

Job Satisfaction for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

3.7 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Skills in Pipe Welding, Systems Troubleshooting and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

An early career Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.16 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.86 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.24 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 53.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (38.7% less), Phoenix, Arizona (30.9% less) and Houston, Texas (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 267 survey responses.
Early Career
11.6%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
33.7%