Plumber Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Plumber Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Plumber Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about plumbers:

Can a Plumber Receive Overtime Pay?

Plumbers who perform plumbing work with their hands, physical skill and energy are entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA. The overtime wage rate must be one and one half times a plumber’s regular rate of pay.

Some states, however, may have overtime pay laws that differ slightly from the FLSA. It is important to consult an experienced overtime pay attorney to determine if your particular case falls under the FLSA.

What is the Salary Range for a Plumber?

Depending on the work setting and state where plumbers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, plumbers made between $30,430 and $90,530, with the average annual salary being approximately $56,000.

How Many Plumbers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
411,870 1.2% $26.94 $56,030 0.6%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a plumber is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $18.53 $24.74 $33.06 $43.53

Where Are Most Plumbers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 43,040 2.70 0.92 $28.23 $58,720
Texas 40,530 3.45 1.18 $22.16 $46,100
New York 28,320 3.11 1.06 $36.90 $76,750
Florida 23,060 2.80 0.96 $19.56 $40,690
Illinois 15,860 2.69 0.92 $36.31 $75,530

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What are the Laws for Plumber Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers must pay plumbers overtime if they are classified as non-exempt workers. According to the FLSA, plumbers who perform repetitive operations with their hands, physical skill and energy are not exempt.

This entitles the plumbers to federally mandated minimum and overtime wages requirements. However, some states may have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to these benefits.

Is a Plumber Entitled to Overtime Pay?

The FLSA exemptions do not apply to plumbers who perform plumbing work with their physical skill.  This entitles the plumber to federally mandated minimum and overtime wages requirements.

See http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/fairpay/fs17p_construction.pdf for more information.

Some states may have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for plumbers.  An experienced overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Can a Plumber File a Class Action Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit?

Yes, a plumber can file a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit. In addition to filing one, a worker can join an existing class action claim if one has already been filed for unpaid overtime pay.

Numerous FLSA class action lawsuits have already been filed to ensure plumbers are paid what they are owed. The FLSA exemptions do not apply to plumbers who perform plumbing work with their hands, physical skill and energy.  As a result, plumbers are eligible to receive federal mandated minimum and overtime wage benefits.

If you work as a plumber and believe that your employer is violating the law by not properly paying you overtime wages, contact one of our experienced attorneys immediately. We will discuss your case with you and determine if filing a plumber class action unpaid overtime lawsuit is in your best interest of if you should file your own individual claim.  Depending on your situation we will determine the best choice as far as the amount you receive in compensation.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Plumber Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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