Plumber salary in United States

How much does a Plumber make in the United States?

15.5k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2021
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The average salary for a plumber is $25.55 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Food provided
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for plumbers

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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 $25.55 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201226increase by 26
2013186increase by 615.38%
2014321increase by 72.58%
2015139decrease by 56.70%
2016231increase by 66.19%
201796decrease by 58.44%
2018290increase by 202.08%
2019134decrease by 53.79%

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Most common benefits for Plumbers

  • Food provided
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Referral program
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54% of Plumbers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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