Average Entry-Level Plumber Hourly Pay

$14.54
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$600
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Plumber is $14.54.
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$10.23
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$14.54
90%
$20.44
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$97 - $4,818
Total Pay
$21,700 - $49,024

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

Pay by Experience Level for Plumber

An early career Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.01 based on 1,540 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,480 survey responses.
Early Career
28.1%
Mid Career
18.4%
Experienced
29.5%
Late Career
24.0%