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Wondering what you should be making as a plumber? If you were in the median group of plumbing wages, you would have made $19.85 per hour in 2004. For 2004, the lowest 10 percent of plumbing wages came in at less than $11.62 per hour, the middle 50 percent came in between $15.01 to $26.67, and the highest 10 percent came in at more than $33.72 per hour.
Those who worked as pipe layers had slightly lower wages. The median wage per hour as of 2004 was $13.68 with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $9.19 per hour, the middle 50 percent earning between $11.05 to $18.69 per hour, and the highest 10 percent earning more than $25.07 per hour.