Plumbers install and repair appliances and water supply/disposal systems in homes and commercial facilities. Common work activities include diagnosing problems, cleaning pipes, making fixtures, performing repairs, and answering to customer inquiries.
Plumbers should demonstrate stamina, physical strength, the ability to work in unusual positions, customer service orientation, and problem solving abilities. Most plumbers hold a high school or general education diploma and have completed an apprenticeship program.
Estimated U.S. wage range:
$50 - $100 an hour
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