Plumber Salary in Australia

AU$28.44
per hour
per year
AU$64,502
per year
per hour

Plumber - Average Hourly Pay & Salary

The average pay for a Plumber is AU$28.44 per hour (average salary: AU$64,502 per year), which is AU$3,358 (-5%) lower than the national average salary in Australia.
A qualified Plumber can expect an average starting pay of AU$19.84. The highest pay rate can exceed AU$43.87.
AU$19.84
Low
AU$28.44
Average salary
AU$43.87
High
AU$40,851
Low
AU$64,502
Average salary
AU$103,841
High

Plumber Salary Range

Low
AU$19.84
Average salary
AU$28.44
Experienced
AU$35.92
High
AU$43.87
Low
AU$40,851
Average salary
AU$64,502
Experienced
AU$75,394
High
AU$103,841
Among Plumbers, Plumbing Apprentices have the lowest pay rates, while fully qualified, licensed Plumbers or Master Plumbers enjoy the highest pay rates.

Plumber - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Gas FitterAU$74K/year
+15% 
Commercial PlumberAU$72K/year
+12% 
Roof PlumberAU$70K/year
+9% 
Mechanical PlumberAU$60K/year
 -7%
DrainersAU$57K/year
 -11%
Apprentice PlumberAU$38K/year
 -41%

Plumber - Pay by Experience Level in Australia

An Entry Level Plumber with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,122 per year. A qualified Plumber with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,029, while an experienced Plumber with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$75,394. Plumbers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$83,495 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Plumber in Australia

Late Career▲ +29%
Experienced▲ +17%
Average SalaryAU$64,502/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -30%

Gender Breakdown

Female
1%
Male
99%

Plumber - Jobs by Location

Plumber - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Plumber job advertisements published on Jobted Australia in the last 12 months. Please note the figures on this page are a guideline only.
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