Should You Become An Idaho Plumber? Part 1: Salary

Should You Become An Idaho Plumber Part 1

This is part 1 of our series on becoming a plumber Idaho. Read Part 2: Training & Education or Part 3: Career.

Idaho is booming. The housing market is on the upswing, unemployment is down state-wide, and new jobs are coming to the state. It only makes sense that the construction industry is growing to keep up. As people move to the area, attracted by jobs and a low cost of living, new homes and businesses need to built and plumbed. So, should you become a plumber?

Let’s Talk Money

Construction currently counts for 6.1% of the state’s GDP and $1.9 billion in wages each year. Plumbers in the state make an average of $43,693 per year – more than 4% greater than private sector employees make. Not only do plumbers receive a higher than average median wage, they do not have to rack up student loans while preparing for their job. Instead, plumbers must complete four years of on-the-job experience as a paid apprentice before becoming licensed Journeyman. In other words, rather than spending thousands of dollars to attend college and get a job, you can work as a paid apprentice for four years, rack up zero debt, and be eligible for a job that pays 4% more than your college counterpart.

What training is required to become a licensed plumber? Read Part 2 to find out!


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