Plumber Average Annual Salary $69,360

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by Ellen Cagnassola

Pipe Works


Does it surprise you to hear that a college education is not required to earn $69k a year (accodring to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics)? It's true and if you look beyond to a "Journeyman" status with a Master Plumber license we are talking $115,000 a year in New Jersey. For Master Plumbers in their own business it is much higher than that number. Do I hear parents of High Schoolers gasping in shock? Beyond the livable wage is the idea of work life balance and job security. As a young adult this might seem less relevant, but anyone with family responsibilities will tell you it's gold!

Unfortunately the trade crafts are on the decline at the moment but as manufacturing is growing in the US, trade schools will need to grow to train and educate this work force. At this moment there are 1,700 openings for plumbers, according to If you have the skill set and a good work ethic your future is very bright and Pipe Works Services wants to interview you! Our youth looks to technology as the career goal first but as technology advances and Artificial Intelligence is expanding, technology jobs will down trend. Look to your vo-tech schools if you have a high school student that has the aptitude for the trades. In New Jersey, candidates can jumpstart their career paths and fast-track a four-year apprenticeship program to reach "Journeyman" status and then apply for a Master Plumber License.

If it's job security and a steady income in a field that will still be relevant even as AI sweeps through many other career options, look to plumbing as a career. There are also some other fun perks like digging in the dirt with a back hoe, not to mention your popularity as friends buy homes! We give our plumbers and techs year round training as part of your job here. If you think you want a bright future and stability in your life, call us. 1-973-457-4627- Our Job Opportunities 




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Ellen Cagnassola

Marketing Manager PipeWorks Services LLC

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