Average Plumber Hourly Pay

$21.59
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,028
Bonus
$5,120
Commission
$1,700
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Plumber is $21.59.
10%
$14.44
MEDIAN
$21.59
90%
$35.05
Is Plumber your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Hourly Rate
$14 - $35
Bonus
$291 - $5,185
Profit Sharing
$21 - $11,000
Commission
$295 - $39,305
Total Pay
$30,828 - $80,196
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Plumbers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Plumber

3.8 out of 5
(759)
Highly Satisfied
70Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Plumber are from the companies Roto-Rooter, ABC Plumbing and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Reported salaries are highest at RK Mechanical where the average pay is $27.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ABC Plumbing and Roto-Rooter, earning around $22.61 and $21.50, respectively. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $17.00. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and AMPAM Parks Mechanical also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.00 and $18.25, respectively.

Plumber Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Plumbers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Plumbers?

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 $14.86 based on 104 salaries. An early career Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.74 based on 1,404 salaries. A mid-career Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.01 based on 944 salaries. An experienced Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.52 based on 1,387 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 52.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (8.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,036 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
27.9%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
27.5%
Late Career
23.8%