A plumber specializes in the installation and maintenance of the piping that runs in and under homes, businesses and more. The pipes carry the water necessary for comfortable living. Most plumbers run their own businesses, working on an as-needed basis in their community. Pay tends to be very high, particularly for self-employed plumbers, and educational requirements are lenient. Plumbers work in a number of capacities, doing everything from commercial wellhead installations to residential pipe laying.
Plumber Education Requirements
Plumbers only need a high school diploma or GED to get started. Most of the training comes from an apprenticeship under a more experienced plumber than can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Plumbers must be skilled at communicating with customers to determine where the problem is in the pipe and be able to navigate cramped and tight conditions. A moderate amount of strength is required as pipes are often rusted and in locations where there is little leverage.
Plumber Job Market
The job market for plumbers is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2022. This projection is above average when compared to other careers with an estimated 13,050 jobs opening each year. Plumbers often work for companies or strike out on their own to become independent service providers. Plumbers are also often employed by hospitals and universities due to the amount of plumbing systems used in buildings on these campuses.
Plumbers are paid well for their work, making anywhere from $14 to $16 an hour during their apprenticeship to $19 to $46 an hour once fully certified. The annual salary for plumbers can be as high as $77,000 to $83,000, and those who run their own companies are able to charge whatever prices they desire. Plumbers who work for companies, like a local plumbing shop, usually make slightly less than independent plumbers.
Licensed NH Plumber CRS client in Hookset, NH is currently seeking Licensed NH Plumbers. We are looking for professional candidates that will grow with the company. Plumbers will service residential and commercial customers as well as work on new construction projects. These are 1st shift, temp to permanent position. If you are interested in these positions, please submit your resume in compl...
Busy Service Company hiring plumbers / drain cleaners, helpers and Septic Truck Drivers. Must have a positive attitude, a clean driving record, and ability to work nights and weekends. Plumber/Drain Cleaner position requires 4 plus years of service experience. Commercial Plumbing Experience a plus. Septic Drivers must have a CDL. Ability to operate a backhoe of combo truck a plus. Opportunity to...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 32750
Plumbers/plumber foreman-commercial Chosen as one of the best places to work! Commercial Plumbers and foreman needed immediately. Knowledge of plumbing code, layout experience grease traps, cast iron, etc. Candidates must have valide Florida Driver's License, approved background and reference check. We offer a very competitive wage and benefits. Please call 407-682-1313 or send resume to hrjobs@ce...
Plumbers, Commercial Plumbers, Construction Plumbers – Local plumbing and heating company in Hooksett, NH seeks five (5) licensed plumbers to service, install, and repair residential and commercial plumbing accounts. You may also be sent to work at new construction sites. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn a $$$ TOP SALARY $$$ based on your experience. You will be ver...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
PLUMBER & PLUMBER SERVICE TECH. Good wages & benefits. Call 724-443-6794 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm...
AMPAM Parks Mechanical, America's #1 choice for residential new construction plumbing is seeking plumbers and apprentice plumbers to start immediately in multiple work locations available in Orange County. Work available in Lake Forest, Irvine, and San Juan Capistrano! Steady full time work available! Submit your resume or contact information today! PURPOSE Plumbers assemble, install, and make ...
Marten Transport New Milford, NY
Company DescriptionGillmann Services IncJob DescriptionPlumber and Plumber helper positions available immediately in the Morgantown, WV area.License is required. Must have valid drivers license with reliable transportation, pass a drug and background screening, and have your own tools. Please call Jason Mann, office (304) ###-#### cell (304) ###-#### or fax your resume to (304)###-#### Job duties ...
Hilton Head Island, SC Hilton Head Island, SC
Job Description Piper Plumbing HHI now under New Management is hiring for Experienced Plumber and Plumbers Helper. Call 843-683-6001 Source - Island Packet - Hilton Head, SC Job Requirements Please refer to the Job Description to view the requirements for this job...
Plumber and Plumber helper positions available immediately in the Morgantown, WV area. License is required. Must have valid drivers license with reliable transportation, pass a drug and background screening, and have your own tools. Please call Jason Mann, office (304) 252-4510 cell (304) 207-3449 or fax your resume to (304)252-4511 Job duties include but not limited to; Assist in installing an...
Licensed Plumbers and Plumbers Helpers Needed (Lafayette, La area) compensation: Plumber - $15-20/hr (DOE); Helper/Laborer - $10+/hr (DOE) Construction contractor is currently seeking licensed plumbers and plumbers helpers/general laborers for 6 month construction project. Plumbers will be responsible for doing plumbing for faucets, sinks, and baths for new residential construction. The job cons...
We are seeking plumbers/top helpers for a commercial project. Job will be in the Asheville area. The job will last between 2 and 3 months. 40 hours per week. Requirements: - Plumbers must be able to read and understand blueprints and work with little to no supervision. - Must have experience in underground, layouts, and rough ins - Must have experience with copper, cast iron, and gas lines -...
Marten Transport Pacoima, CA
Job Description-- We are growing and MUST IMMEDIATELY HIRE more QUALITY PLUMBERS for our Service Team! Please read the details as you won't want to miss this opportunity to work for the Best. . .We do it all!• Commercial Plumbing • Service & Repair Plumbing • Drain Cleaning • Camera & Leak Detection • Jetting • EVAC Systems • Commercial Water Heaters • Provide training & certifications • Backflow ...
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 78719
Hiring department Utilities & Energy Mgt Monthly salary $3,308+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 630AM to 500PM Posting number 14-09-24-02-5224 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 Ge...
MCC Group, L.L.C. Long Beach, MS, 39560
MCC is seeking qualified Medical Gas Plumbers for our Long Beach, Mississippi facility. All candidates MUST have commercial plumbing experience. This position will entail maintaining the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures. Description: Produce, test, and install plumbing systems by establishing standar...
Trillium Construction Services Appleton, WI
Job Description: Trillium Construction is seeking plumbers and plumber helpers in and around the Nashville area for long term construction projects. Pay will ultimately depend upon experience. Helpers will be 13-15/hr and journeyman will be 18-21/hr. If you meet the all the requirements, please give us a call. Job Requirements: Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen. Must have all too...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for over 20 years. We are currently seeking and accepting applications for a full time Master or Journeyman Plumber. As a Plumber you will be responsible for the installation of household appliances such as dishwasher and also enjoy the benefit...
Installing water meters, replace existing water meters , install and replace valves, install water meter accessories and fittings. Duties: Perform water meter replacements , water meter testing, Water meter repairs, sanitary sewer surveys, Testing reduced pressure backflow preventers. Document work completed via complete paperwork and usage of handheld computer. Comply with federal, state, and ...
Job Purpose: Maintains the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures. Qualified applicants must possess a valid Michigan Driver license and Michigan Master or Journeyman Plumber license. Duties: * Produces plumbing systems by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making ...
Company Confidential Hack, NJ, 07601
PLUMBING & SEWER CONTRACTOR BASED IN BERGEN COUNTY SEEKS; EXPERIENCED PLUMBER/DRAIN CLEANER ..MUST HAVE 3-5YRS EXPERIENCE.MUST HAVE A CLEAN DRIVER'S LICENSE. SALARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE..PLEASE SEND RESUME...
PLUMBER MECHANIC - Seven (7) years minimum experience with Licensed Plumber, jobbing from Manhattan and Bronx, clean drivers license, salary depending on experience and work attitude, verifiable references. Heating experience a plus. Respond by email to ***** or fax resume to (718) 828-2091. No Maintenance, Handymen please....
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Maintains the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage systems by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures according to plumbing codes.
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Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.
Conserves plumbing resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
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