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How much does a Plumber make in the United States?

Average base salary
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9.6k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
$24.54
per hour
The average salary for a plumber is $24.54 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$6,750
per year
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for plumbers

Most recommended skill

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earn +38.48% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 53.79% since 2018. Plumbers with this skill earn +38.48% more than the average base salary, which is $24.54 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Plumbers

  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan

Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,916 ratings

54% of Plumbers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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