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Plumbers/Pipefitters

North/Central California

Average yearly earnings

$39k - $62k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Southern California

Average yearly earnings

$42k - $72k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Bay Area California

Average yearly earnings

$42k - $75k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Build California * Learn a trade

Plumbers/Pipefitters

Plan, install, and repair pipelines that carry liquid, steam, or air.


AVERAGE WAGE

$20/hour +

Apprentice

$37/hour +

Journeyperson


Demand through 2026 : High

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • High School Diploma or GED High School Diploma or GED
  • +5 YEARS ON-THE-JOB TRAINING +5 YEARS ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
  • + OTHER REQUIREMENTS + OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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Plumbers work on heating, water, or drainage systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

Pipefitters install and maintain pipes carrying chemicals and gas in industrial buildings and power plants.

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