Where I live plumbers make between $60.00 to $75.00 and hour. Some places the helper is paid by you also but usually it's much less. Plumbers in my part of Maryland get around $35.00 for just a service call with no work done.
The US Department of Labor categorizes plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters into one category. The median hourly wages for this category, as of May 2008, was $21. 94. The bottom 10% earned less than $13. 22 and the highest earned over $37. 93.
Plumbers have two fees that they will charge you for. The first is usually $90 for the first hour. This means that if they show up to your residence, it will cost $90 if they are there for only 5 minutes. After that, the costs is about $70 per hour.
It depends on the cost of living in the local market, your reputation for service, and whether you own your business or are working for someone else. If you work for someone else, expect to earn between $15-25 and hour.
It depends on how long he/she has been a plumber.What kind of experience that they person may have. What company they work,or if they have their own business. They can make up to 50.00 or more a hour if they have their own business.