Average Plumber Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Plumber is $20.80.
MEDIAN $20.80
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $34
$254 - $5,235
Profit Sharing
$21 - $9,863
$292 - $39,594
Total Pay
$30,008 - $79,084

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Job Description for Plumber

Plumber Tasks
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Plumber are from the companies Roto-Rooter, Mr. Rooter Plumbing Inc. and ABC Plumbing. Reported salaries are highest at RK Mechanical where the average pay is $27.92. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ABC Plumbing and Mr. Rooter Plumbing Inc., earning around $22.30 and $20.00, respectively. AMPAM Parks Mechanical pays the lowest at around $17.90. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Roto-Rooter also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.00 and $18.20, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Plumber. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Journeyman Plumber
Master Plumber
Lead Plumber / Foreman
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Plumber

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

Pay by Experience Level for Plumber

An entry-level Plumber with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.31 based on 117 salaries. An early career Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.67 based on 1,545 salaries. A mid-career Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.95 based on 1,024 salaries. An experienced Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.18 based on 1,680 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Plumber in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 51.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (6.9% less) and Orlando, Florida (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,700 survey responses.
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