Trades. Plumbers.

Plumbers

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.

$43.65/hr

+502.07% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$68.91/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.

$54,370

Entry Level Salary

$79,910

Average Salary

$92,680

Experienced Salary

+11.29

Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026) 

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Skills Needed

  • 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

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra
  • basic arithmetic
  • general math
  • geometry
  • trigonometry
  • science
  • technology
  • drafting
  • mechanical drawing
  • communication
  • shop classes

Education & Training

  • 5-year apprentice program
  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 572 paid hours
  • 260 unpaid hours (night school)

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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