Plumber Salary in the US

$23.24
per hour
per year
$48,300
per year
per hour

Plumber - Average Hourly Pay & Salary

The average salary for a Plumber is $23.24 per hour ($48,300 per year), which is $5,190 (-10%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Plumber can expect an average starting pay of $10.13. The highest pay rates can exceed $55.
$10.13
Low
$23.24
Average salary
$55
High
$21,100
Low
$48,300
Average salary
$81,000
High

Plumber Salary Range

Low
$10.13
Average salary
$23.24
Experienced
$26.81
High
$55
Low
$21,100
Average salary
$48,300
Experienced
$55,800
High
$81,000
Among Licensed Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters in the US, Plumber Apprentices, Plumber Helpers and young Plumbing Technicians tend to have the lowest wages, while experienced and skilled Tradesmen Plumbers who can land a well-paying Union job, certified Journeymen Plumbers and Master Plumbers enjoy the highest pay rates.

Plumber - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Master Plumber$30.40/hour
+31% 
Journeyman Plumber$28.60/hour
+23% 
Commercial Plumber$26.50/hour
+14% 
Union Plumber$25.30/hour
+9% 
Pipefitter$24.60/hour
+6% 
Plumbing Technician$18.80/hour
 -19%
Plumber Apprentice$16.30/hour
 -30%
Plumber Helper$15.30/hour
 -34%

Plumber - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Plumber with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $15 per hour. A mid career Plumber with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $22, while an experienced Plumber with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $26. Plumbers with more than 20 years of experience earn $30 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Plumber

Late Career▲ +29%
Experienced▲ +12%
Average Salary$23.24/hour
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Gender Breakdown

Female
1%
Male
99%

Plumber - Jobs by Location

Plumber - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Plumber jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Plumber

How much does a Plumber make in the US?
A Plumber in the US earns an average of $23.24 gross per hour, which is about $48,300 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Plumber updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Plumber in the US?
The starting salary of a Plumber in the US is around $10.13 gross per hour. Plumber Apprentices, Plumber Helpers and young Plumbing Technicians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Plumber in the US?
The highest salary of a Plumber in the US can reach and exceed $55 gross per hour. Tradesmen Plumbers who can land a well-paying Union job, certified Journeymen Plumbers and Master Plumbers usually have the highest salaries.
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