The average starting salary for a plumber in the UK begins at £16,500, and can rise to £35,000 per year with experience. This salary is based on a 40-hour work week, and depends on the region the person works in.
The average yearly salary earned by plumbers in the UK ranges from £21,000 to £25,000. Plumbers are required to pass several plumbing qualifications before starting work in the UK. This type of qualification is usually obtained after leaving school and working as an apprentice to a fully qualified plumber to gain practical experience while working towards a diploma at college. This process takes two or three years to complete.