Plumber Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for plumbers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Codes (ANZSCO) are: 334111 for plumbers (general), 334112 for air conditioning and mechanical services plumbers, 334113 for drainers and 334115 for roof plumbers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are plumber, plumbing mechanic, maintenance plumber, drainer and sanitary plumber.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Skilled Occupation List.
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings in mid 2016 were $1,568, giving an annual income of approximately $81,536. This was 2.0% higher than in mid 2015.*
A detailed government survey in 2014 showed that the average weekly total cash earnings in mid-2014 for plumbers were $1,294, giving an approximate annual income of $67,300.*
Plumber Salaries / Wages in 2016 – 2017
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Experienced Maintenance Plumber||65,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Plumber / 4th year apprentice/||$25 – $35 per hour||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Plumber – Drain Cleaning||52,000 – 55,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Plumber / Gasfitter – Commercial Food Equipment||$65,000 – $80,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Experienced Maintenance Plumber||65,000 – 75,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Roofer / Roof Plumber / Colorbond / Metal Roofing||50,000 – 60,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Plumber Tradesman||55,000 – 70,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Commercial Plumber||$35 – $40 per hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Roof Plumber||$34 – $36 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
|Commercial Plumber||$38 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|