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How much do Plumbers earn in the United States?





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The average salary for a plumber is $59,404


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4,032 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021

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How much does a Plumber make?

In the United States, the average pay for a plumber as of September 2021 is approximately $59,690 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $30.61 per hour and $4,974 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Plumber Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen plumber salaries ranging from a high of $92,625 per year to a low of $30,225 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of plumbers currently sit between $45,000 per year and $73,125 per year.

To be considered a top earning plumber you would be expected to be making in excess of $92,625 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $45,000 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for a plumber can vary significantly (by as much as $47,625 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Plumber pay compare across the United States?


under -7% less than national average

-4% to -7% less than national average

-1% to -4% less than national average

within 1% of national average

4% to 1% above national average

7% to 4% above national average

over 7% above national average

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