As with all specialized trades, the need for plumbing professionals has grown in recent years. This need is expected to continue to increase in the new decade. Because of this, the benefits of a job in the plumbing field only increase year after year. Certain cities are much more beneficial to plumbing professionals.
Previously, we looked at the best cities for both electricians and HVAC professionals. Today, we'll shift our focus to areas where plumbing professionals can get the most benefits. A surprising fact when analyzing the best cities for plumbing professionals is that many are small or medium-sized cities, unlike larger ones. This is because smaller cities have older workers who are getting closer to retiring and will need to be replaced.
The Midwest has many of the highest-paying cities for plumbing professionals. Average salaries across the state of Indiana in cities such as Gary, Kokomo and Evansville are in the top three nationally. Louis in Missouri, Fond du Lac and Appleton in Wisconsin, Detroit and Flint in Michigan and Peoria in Illinois are also in the top 10 in terms of average salaries and number of vacancies. See below for a more in-depth analysis of the top five, and check out the full top 20 here.
This information provided information on what percentage of the population worked in plumbing instead of how many plumbers lived in a given city.