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How Much Does a Plumbing Technician Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$50,000
$36,000
$50,000
$70,000
The average plumbing technician makes about $50,528 per year. That's $24.29 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $36,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $70,000. Many of plumbing technicians seem to be drawn to construction and retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case plumbing technicians tend to work at construction, internet, and education 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 Alaska, Oregon and Montana pay plumbing technicians the highest salaries.
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Where Plumbing Technicians Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Plumbing Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While a plumbing technician can average a salary of $50,528 per year, or $24.29 per hour, there are many opportunities for plumbing technicians to make more. For example, in San Jose, CA you might make $64,798 per year. Other high-paying locations include Cherry Hill, NJ, Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Jose, CA where the average starting salary is $36,000. The highest paying states for plumbing technicians include Alaska, Oregon and Montana. Meanwhile, New Mexico, Michigan, and Alabama offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

San Jose, CA

Salary Range47k - 87k$65k$64,798

Cherry Hill, NJ

Salary Range41k - 70k$54k$53,825

Chicago, IL

Salary Range41k - 68k$53k$53,483

Minneapolis, MN

Salary Range42k - 65k$53k$52,626

Cheyenne, WY

Salary Range40k - 66k$52k$51,894

Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range39k - 68k$52k$51,777

Covington, KY

Salary Range40k - 66k$52k$51,672

Randallstown, MD

Salary Range36k - 62k$48k$48,112

Mishawaka, IN

Salary Range36k - 59k$46k$46,338

Marietta, GA

Salary Range34k - 58k$45k$45,209
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High Paying Plumbing Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Plumbing Technicians The Most?

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 American Residential Communities and Roto-Rooter Group as they offer the highest salaries for plumbing technicians.
Company
Average Salary
American Residential Communities
Salary Range64k - 86k$74k$74,455
Roto-Rooter Group
Salary Range62k - 77k$70k$69,772
Cincinnati Financial
Salary Range59k - 74k$67k$66,779
Vail Resorts
Salary Range57k - 67k$62k$62,160
Abercrombie & Fitch
Salary Range55k - 67k$61k$61,176
METRO PREFERRED HOME CARE
Salary Range53k - 66k$60k$59,835
HB McClure
Salary Range49k - 68k$58k$58,334
HomeServe USA
Salary Range49k - 62k$56k$55,777
Comfort Systems USA
Salary Range45k - 64k$54k$54,429
Laramie County Library
Salary Range49k - 58k$54k$54,079
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$86k

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    How Much Do Plumbing Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, plumbing technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that construction, internet, and education companies tend to offer much higher salaries for plumbing technicians. For example, plumbing technicians make a whopping average salary of $61,185 while working for construction companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $56,534 at internet companies and $54,316 at education companies. But plumbing technicians may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $50,201.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Construction

    Salary Range53k - 70k$61k$61,185

    Internet

    Salary Range48k - 65k$57k$56,534

    Education

    Salary Range48k - 61k$54k$54,316

    Professional

    Salary Range42k - 58k$50k$50,201
    $42k
    $70k

    How Experience Affects Plumbing Technician Salaries

    The salary for a plumbing technician 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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