Training for plumbing jobs is available from trade schools, community colleges, and on the job as a plumbing apprentice.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary was $59,880 per year for plumbers in 2021.
Successful plumbers usually have solid math and problem-solving skills and a high mechanical aptitude. Those plumbers who specialize in residential service have great customer service skills and enjoy working with homeowners each day.
Plumbers typically enjoy practical work and have good eye-hand coordination. They must also be able to work independently, should cope with physical demands of the job, and have good interpersonal skills. Residential plumbers serve their communities and take pride in their skill set, knowing that they’ve helped homeowners.