$50,275
Avg. Salary
$20.45
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,156

Profit Sharing

$2,250

Commission

$7,000

The average pay for a Plumber is $20.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Plumber is $50,275 per year.

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$34
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MEDIAN $20
$28,798 - $88,215
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$88K
MEDIAN: $50,275
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90%

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$13.57 - $33.77
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$0$88K
Salary $28,798 - $88,215
Bonus $255 - $5,156
Profit Sharing $92.00 - $10,213
Commission $397 - $27,181
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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$29,391 - $78,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 954
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.57 - $33.77
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $3.67
Overtime $18.76 - $49.44
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $255 - $5,156
Commission $397 - $27,181
Profit Sharing $92.00 - $10,213
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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$29,391 - $78,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,782

Job Description for Plumber

Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining water systems within buildings, including drinking water, drainage, heating, sanitation, and sewage systems. Plumbers are not only involved with the installation and development of new houses and plumbing systems, but also with assessing and fixing problems in existing and older systems.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Plumber


ABC Plumbing offers the largest salaries in town — $51K on average.

Roto-Rooter offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $41K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $25K to $70K.

Common Career Paths for Plumber


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It's not very common for Plumbers to move on to become Construction Project Managers. Average pay for a Construction Project Manager is $70K annually. Plumbers typically move into roles as Master Plumbers or Lead Plumbers, and those positions pay $7K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Plumber

Pay by Experience for a Plumber has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,867 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 1,454 salaries. An experienced Plumber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 2,028 salaries. A Plumber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 1,197 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,797

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Plumbers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Plumbers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+31 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Orlando (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Plumber Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Plumber?

Plumber in Los Angeles:
"Learn & educate yourself."
Learn the Plumbing Codes.

Plumber in Sarasota:
"Learning."
Make sure when starting out you learn in the proper order. 1roughins 2 second roughing 3trim out's. Then you start to learn service don't start out in service first it makes it a lot harder to Learn doing it back wards trust me!!!!!!.

Plumber in Washingtonville:
"Rewarding and Stressfull."
Pros: Looking back on your work, be it a boiler, a toilet, or a large project. The satisfaction of a job well done. Something different everyday. Always changing.
Cons: The stress of dealing with the boss and the customers. Fighting for someone elses money. Getting covered in sewage. Hot attics and tight and filthy crawlspaces.

Plumber in Washington:
"Great!"
Pros: Learning new things. Every day different projects.
Cons: Low pay rate and hard work. Most of the time.

Plumber in Waterford:
Pros: Pays the bills.
Cons: Little to no advancement opportunity.

Plumber in Detroit:
Always want to learn and do more each time your out on the field and apply yourself to think and act on safety first skills.

Plumber in Kansas City:
"Learn As Much Math And Geometry As Possible."
Be ready to work in cold, heat, snow and rain. Stay flexible and always be ready to learn something new.

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Key Stats for Plumber

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 751 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Plumber Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Plumber Salaries

▲32%



▲11%

▲10%

▲5%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%





▼11%

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 751 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 45%