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Plumber Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$67,000
$40,000
$67,000
$110,000
The average plumber makes about $67,103 per year. That's $32.26 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $40,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $110,000. Many of plumbers seem to be drawn to construction and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case plumbers tend to work at construction, manufacturing, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New Jersey, Nevada and New York pay plumbers the highest salaries.
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Map of Plumber Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Plumbers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Plumber Salary By Location

While a plumber can average a salary of $67,103 per year, or $32.26 per hour, there are many opportunities for plumbers to make more. For example, in Washington, NJ you might make $67,427 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Oakland, CA and Wilmington, DE. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, NJ where the average starting salary is $44,000. The highest paying states for plumbers include New Jersey, Nevada and New York. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Alabama, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Washington, NJ
Washington, NJ
$67,427
$67k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$65,303
$65k
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
$64,585
$65k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$63,224
$63k
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
$63,098
$63k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$63,072
$63k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$63,029
$63k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$62,990
$63k
Providence, RI
Providence, RI
$62,648
$63k
Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA
$60,613
$61k

High Paying Plumber Jobs

Average Plumber Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Roto-Rooter Group as they offer the highest salaries for plumbers.

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Plumber Salary History

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    Average Plumber Pay By Industry

    Plumber salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with construction, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a plumber can make a yearly salary of $79,767 while working for construction companies. All the while, other plumbers are making $51,441 at manufacturing companies and $48,694 at retail companies. One industry plumbers may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $47,555.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Construction
    Construction
    $79,767
    $80k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $51,441
    $51k
    Retail
    Retail
    $48,694
    $49k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $47,555
    $48k

    Plumber Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a plumber can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Plumber
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    $75,000
    $75,000
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    The Blue Collar Recruiter
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    Licensed Plumber
    Licensed Plumber
    Licensed Plumber
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    10/31/2020
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    $70,958
    $70,958
    10/31/2020
    CCS Construction Staffing
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    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/30/2020
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    $45,914
    $45,914
    10/30/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
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    FDC-Plumber-70037440-South Florida Reception Center
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    Doral, FL
    Doral, FL
    10/30/2020
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    $26,541
    $26,541
    10/30/2020
    FDC-Plumber-70037440-South Florida Reception Center
    FDC-Plumber-70037440-South Florida Reception Center
    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    10/30/2020
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    $26,541
    $26,541
    10/30/2020
    Northwest Cascade, Inc.
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    Puyallup, WA
    Puyallup, WA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    10/30/2020
    County of El Paso Tx
    County of El Paso Tx
    Plumber
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    Plumber
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $31,430
    $31,430
    10/29/2020
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Plumber (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)
    Plumber (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)
    Plumber (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $51,324
    $51,324
    10/29/2020
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    Puyallup, WA
    Puyallup, WA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    10/28/2020
    CCS Construction Staffing
    CCS Construction Staffing
    Plumbers
    Plumbers
    Plumbers
    Detroit, MI
    Detroit, MI
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/28/2020