Plumbers design, install, maintain and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures for water, sewage, drainage and gas systems according to codes and specifications. Plumbers are trained to do everything from digging trenches for new pipelines, to installing hardware for faucets, showers and lavatories in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Plumber Compensation Information
Per Hour Wage
Benefits don’t come out of your check.
Higher than Minimum Wage!
Per Hour Total
Featuring premium health insurance.
Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights
Strong math, reading, spatial and mechanical ability, manual dexterity, problem solving, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking, communication, hand/eye coordination, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, decision making.
- Basic arithmetic
- General math
- Mechanical drawing
- Shop classes
Education and Training
- 5-year apprentice program
- 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
- 572 paid hours
- 260 unpaid hours (night school)