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 Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 900 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a plumber was $37.87 per hour in Australia.
Plumber Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Experienced Maintenance Plumber||70,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Plumber (Fire Protection)||65,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Roof Plumber||$40 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Plumber / Gasfitter – Commercial Food Equipment||$65,000 – $80,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Drainer – Below ground storm water and sewer systems||55,000 – 60,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Community Waste Management Systems Plumber||60,000 – 65,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Professional Maintenance Plumber F/T||$35 – $45 per hour||Canberra, ACT|
|Pipe Layer / Civil Plumber||$40 per hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Apprentice Roof Plumber||10,000 – 35,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Plumber & Gas Fitter||$25 – $40 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
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