Plumbing in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Plumbing Programs in Pennsylvania


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive plumbing certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 120 plumbers graduate from Pennsylvania's 10 plumbing schools.

Top Schools

Pennco Tech, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a plumbing program. It is located in Bristol. In 2010, Pennco Tech graduated 23 students from its plumbing program.

Orleans Technical Institute, which is located in Philadelphia, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a plumbing program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 41 students graduated from Orleans Technical Institute plumbing program.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a plumbing program. It is located in Lancaster. 16 students graduated with certificate in plumbing from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in 2010. The tuition rate at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was $6,530 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's plumbing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,954 per year, though tuition can range from $13,080 per year to $2,720 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania plumbing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Pennsylvania College of Technology - located in Williamsport, students are charged $13,080 per year
  2. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - located in Lancaster, students are charged $6,530 per year
  3. Delaware County Community College - located in Media, students are charged $4,120 per year

The plumbing schools in Pennsylvania that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year
  3. Delaware County Community College - located in Media, students are charged $4,120 per year

A plumbing certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Most people who graduate from plumbing school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a plumber. If you decide to work as a plumber in Pennsylvania, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 13,610 Pennsylvania plumbers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania plumbers:

  1. Bucks County - 4,060 plumbers
  2. Allegheny County - 3,800 plumbers
  3. Cumberland County - 1,110 plumbers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of plumbers in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 15,400. This would require a 2% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, plumbers earn $52,450 per year. However, Pennsylvania plumbers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,490 per year to more than $94,150 per year in 2010. A plumber in the following Pennsylvania counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Warren County - $69,540 per year
  2. Bucks County - $61,220 per year
  3. Allegheny County - $51,720 per year

On average, plumbers earns the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Lycoming County - $27,570 per year
  2. Bedford County - $32,970 per year
  3. Adams County - $36,190 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in plumbing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Plumbing in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Plumbing in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,701 miles from location Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 12.0174 n/a 20,520
5,454 miles from location Delaware County Community College Media PA 10.4971 n/a 12,237
5,499 miles from location Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke PA 12.9331 n/a 7,130
5,552 miles from location Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport PA 24.1746 n/a 6,409
5,502 miles from location Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster PA 31.6648 70% 887
5,436 miles from location Orleans Technical Institute Philadelphia PA 32.0344 70% 665
5,428 miles from location Pennco Tech Bristol PA 38.0544 100% 660
5,500 miles from location Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street PA 29.0259 n/a 483
5,506 miles from location Schuylkill Technology Center Frackville PA 29.116 n/a 166
5,510 miles from location Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon PA 26.1357 n/a 101
 

Curious what studying Plumbing gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters + 13,610 $52,450 -2.1%
 

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