The Essential Plumber Salary Guide for 2022
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If you’re looking to hire a plumber to join your team, you probably have some questions about what to pay them. To help you, we’ve put together the essential plumber salary guide with up-to-date, crowdsourced data courtesy of Payscale. Below, you will find plumber salary information based on national averages, years of experience, job title, and geographic location.
How much do plumbers make in the United States?
There are a few factors that will affect the salary you pay your plumbers. Things to ask yourself include:
- How much does a plumber earn on average in the U.S.?
- How much experience does the plumber you’re looking to hire have?
- How much does an apprentice plumber make compared with a Journeyman or Master Plumber?
- How much do plumbers make in the state where they live?
- Plumbers earn $54,605 per year on average
- A plumber’s hourly rate is $22.64 on average
- Apprentice plumbers earn $36,526 per year on average
- Journeyman plumbers earn $56,054 per year on average
Average Plumber Salary in the U.S.| Detailed Breakdown
To help you better understand how to determine what you pay your employees, we have provided a detailed breakdown of plumber salaries by state and by years of experience.
Use this information to ensure you are paying fair wages in your state to help attract and retain top performers.
State-by-state average plumber salaries
Where your plumber works will affect their average income. To illustrate, plumbers working in California earn $62,681 on average, whereas plumbers earn $50,917 in Texas and $47,294 in Florida.
Average Salary by State (USD)
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Plumber salaries by years of experience
Plumbers’ salaries increase as they earn experience. Here are national averages based on their levels of experience.
Average Salary by Experience (USD)
Salaries for licensed and certified plumbers
Plumbers are highly regulated in most of the U.S., so a license and certification are likely required. Plumbers will work as apprentices first on their way to becoming Journeypeople, then Master Plumbers (here’s a guide to certification in the U.S.). Their salaries will increase as they reach each stage.
Average Salary by Job Title (USD)
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