Average Early-Career Plumber Hourly Pay

$17.01
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$995
Bonus
$2,023
Commission
$500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Plumber is $17.01.
10%
$12.09
MEDIAN
$17.01
90%
$25.42
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Bonus
$194 - $4,146
Profit Sharing
$20 - $4,913
Commission
$153 - $15,268
Total Pay
$25,985 - $59,780

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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.

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Popular Skills for Plumber

Skills in Soldering, Blueprints, 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 $14.54 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.19 based on 1,008 salaries. An experienced Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.22 based on 1,618 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 San Diego, California earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.1% more) and New York, New York (15.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,057 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
39.9%
Late Career
32.4%