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Average Plumber Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$30.52
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,500
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Plumber in Chicago, Illinois is $30.52.
10%
$16.14
MEDIAN
$30.52
90%
$48.87
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $49
Bonus
$504 - $5,087
Commission
$0 - $6,500
Total Pay
$34,182 - $106,504
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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.

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.
Plumber
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Plumbers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Plumbers?

An early career Plumber with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.72 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Plumber with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.00 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Plumber with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.84 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45.
Employees with Plumber in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 7.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (35.6% less), Houston, Texas (28.0% less) and San Diego, California (24.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 55 survey responses.
Early Career
25.5%
Mid Career
16.4%
Experienced
30.9%
Late Career
27.3%