Average Experienced Plumber Hourly Pay

$24.18
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,530
Bonus
$15,424
Commission
$2,035
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Plumber is $24.18.
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$16.94
10%
$24.18
50%
$36.92
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90%
MEDIAN $24.18
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $37
Bonus
$355 - $6,821
Profit Sharing
$253 - $7,891
Commission
$4,000 - $66,000
Total Pay
$36,112 - $83,833

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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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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Plumber. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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Journeyman Plumber
Master Plumber
Lead Plumber / Foreman
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Plumber

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,005 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
25.4%
Late Career
33.3%