Code: 47-2152.00

Also known as: Drain Technician, Fire Sprinkler Service Technician, Pipe Fitter, Pipe Welder, Pipefitter, Plumber, Residential Plumber, Service Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter, Steamfitter

Description: Plumbers support the installation, maintenance and repair of piping systems in homes, factories and businesses. This includes pipes that carry steam, air, water and other liquids.Plumbers generally enter the field through an apprenticeship. They may also attend a trade school or a vocational rehabilitation school. Most four to five year apprenticeships involve up to 2,000 hours of on-the-job training, where they will become familiar with equipment, various piping systems and other plumbing tasks. Those who also have welding experience will have more opportunities.


Typical wages

10% $33,460
25% $42,330
Median $56,330
75% $75,370
90% $98,990
10% $16.09
25% $20.35
Median $27.08
75% $36.24
90% $47.59

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 49,800