How Much Does an Apprentice Plumber Get Paid?

How Much Does an Apprentice Plumber Get Paid?

How Much Does an Apprentice Plumber Get Paid?

The median salary for an apprentice plumber is $13.00 per hour, or $27,000 per year. Geographic location, level of experience and education greatly affects pay.

Apprentice plumbers must have a high school degree or equivalent. Though many trade schools offer courses on pipefitting and plumbing, this type of education may not be necessary. Apprenticeships last 4 to 5 years and require 1,700 to 2,000 hours of on-the-job paid training. In addition to paid training, apprentices must have 246 hours of related technical training in a classroom setting.

Once the training is complete, apprentices are considered journey workers. According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, full-time plumbers make an average of $49,140 per year.