Plumbers are being splashed with cash as wages rocket faster than most other workers

PLUMBERS are being splashed with cash as their wages rocket faster than most other workers.

They are among the biggest winners in Britain’s booming jobs market – with pay up 19.6 per cent in the last ten years.

 Plumbers are splashed with cash as their wages rocket faster than most other workers


Plumbers are splashed with cash as their wages rocket faster than most other workersCredit: Getty Images – Getty

It’s now among in the top ten skilled careers when it comes to getting a rise, according to official figures.

Binmen are also bagging more pay, with a surge of 27 per cent in wages, while those employed in farming and fishing have enjoyed a 26.6 per cent boost since 2010.

Salaries are rising at their fastest rate in a decade, with unemployment remains low.

Overall wage growth continues to outpace inflation for the 23rd month in a row, DWP analysis shows.

It has given British workers a well-earned pay rise with wages across the country up by 3.2 per cent.

As wages recover from pre-crisis levels, fixing pipes and drains has suddenly become a plum job.

Employment Minister Mims Davies told The Sun on Sunday: “We’ve had almost two years of growing pay packets and these statistics show plumbers are feeling particularly flush.

“It’s great news that across our strong economy, workers have more cash to splash.”

The figures emerged as employment reached a record high, with more women in work than ever before.

Britain’s jobless rate remains at its lowest since 1974, while the number of UK nationals in employment grew by over 2.3 million since 2020 to just over 29 million.

Top pay rises (% rise on year of gross weekly earnings since 2010)

  • Mining, energy & water supply -27
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing – 26.6
  • Manufacturing – 26.5
  • Plumbing – 19.6
  • Wholesale, retail & car repairs – 18.9
  • Health & social work – 18.6
  • Transport & storage – 16.2
  • Information & communication – 15.8
  • Public admin & defence – 14.2
  • Education – 10.6
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