Recent figures published by Hudson Contract, which provides pay roll services for the construction industry, show a significant rise in plumbers’ salaries across England and Wales. Hudson Contract monitors the monthly earnings across the trades by analysing the payroll data of more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales. Analysis of the figures show that of all 17 construction trades, plumbers had the highest earnings in January 2020.Back to Insights
What does a plumber earn?Rates vary region by region but the average weekly pay for plumbers in January was £1,322. Here are some examples:
- Weekly earnings for freelance plumbers in the West Midlands more than doubled in January to £1,484. This is equivalent to an annual salary of more than £71,000.
- Plumbers in London and the South East also saw substantial increases last month, rising 62.9% to £1,489 and 49.4% to £1,286 respectively.