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5 Highest-Paying States for Plumbers

Ever wonder what the five states in the U.S. with the highest average salaries for plumbers are? Look no further.

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The average salary for plumbers in the United States is $58,150. While it’s true that the cost of living varies across the U.S., it pays to be a plumber in some states more than others. Take a look at the states that boast the highest average salaries for plumbers in the country, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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#5: Oregon

Average Yearly Salary: $73,810

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#4: New York

Average Yearly Salary: $73,820

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#3: Minnesota

Average Yearly Salary: $74,220

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#2: Alaska

Average Yearly Salary: $75,520

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sky view shot of Springfield, IllinoisShutterstock/ Jacob Boomsma

#1: Illinois

Average Yearly Salary: $79,400

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15.6 percent employment growth for plumbers between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.