Plumbers/Pipefitters - Plumbers are one of the, if not THE highest paid tradesmen. Average salaries for plumbers are now above $50,000 per year while a skilled plumber can make as much as $250,000 per year. Plumbers include pipefitters too. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a plumber. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.