How Much Do Plumbers Charge Per Hour?

How Much Do Plumbers Charge Per Hour?

How Much Do Plumbers Charge Per Hour?

Depending on the job, location and timing, plumbers charge anywhere from $45 to $150 per hour, as of 2015. Homeowners typically spend $169 to $434 to hire a plumber. Emergency plumbing jobs include basic repairs, such as fixing a clogged toilet, a leaky faucet or clogged drain.

Plumbing requires specialized knowledge, such as how to crank a PVC without breaking it. This is what the customer pays for rather than the cost of parts. A do-it-yourself homeowner who installs a $10 replacement part incorrectly may cause a flood that can result in more costly repairs.

In terms of pay, as of 2012, the medium wage for plumbers was $23.62 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which translates to an annual salary of $49,140. HomeAdvisor.com suggests checking a plumber's license and whether or not he has active complaints against him before engaging his services. A suitable plumber must also have a current workers' compensation policy and at least $500,000 of liability insurance coverage.