The average hourly rate for general plumbing work ranges from $75 to $150. Many plumbers have a minimum hourly rate of two or more hours. The rates vary by location and type of plumbing work.
Some locations have lower rates, as low as $45 an hour, especially for basic plumbing repairs. Other locations may charge $200 or more an hour. Higher plumbing costs tend to be for replacing a toilet or other plumbing fixtures or doing extensive work on the pipe system. Garbage disposal repairs average about $100 to $400. Some of the most expensive repairs are related to water heaters, costing up to $3,500 or more.