Plumber Salary or How Much do Plumbers Make?
The national average plumber salary in 2013 was about $50,000. This number represents the national average plumber salary. More experienced plumbers averaged $84,000 and less experienced or beginning plumbers averaged closer to $30,000 per year. The average hourly wage for plumbers is about $22.00 per hour. There are some Master Plumbers that earn as much as $100,000 or more per year. Not bad pay, but in most cases they earn every dime out of it. Think about it, in some cases they have to crawl under dark and damp houses and work in small cramped areas to repair leaking water lines or deal with sewage lines and whatever critter that may be under your house. Plumbers also have to make a lot of emergency calls on nights and holidays. Would you not want to be paid well to do a job like that?
What it takes to be a Plumber?
Being a plumber requires strength, stamina, intelligent and the ability to work in some tight and confining spaces. It can be a very physically demanding occupation. You may be called on to make repair in very expensive home or office building to having to repair a sewer line under an older deteriorating home.
Most all states require that a plumber be licensed and certified by their state code standards. The good news if you are considering this field of employment, is that the demand for plumbers is strong and is expected to grow by another 20 percent in the next few years.
How much a plumber will earn may depend on many variables such as their experience, their training, certifications, where they work and who they work for.
No matter how advanced technology becomes in the future that will always be a need for plumbing. Therefore, a plumber’s salary will always be one at the upper end of the pay scale. They deserve it.