The average hourly pay for an Experienced Plumber is $24.18.
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$355 - $6,821
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$4,000 - $66,000
$36,112 - $83,833
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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. This profession requires thorough expertise in water systems, as plumbers are involved in all aspects of their upkeep and must be able to identify a wide …Read more
- 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
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Skills in Blueprints, Soldering and Pipe Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance and 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 $14.47 based on 117 salaries. An early career Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.83 based on 1,539 salaries. A mid-career Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.20 based on 1,017 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Plumber in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 45.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (17.3% less), Richmond, Virginia (8.9% less) and Houston, Texas (4.1% less).
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