Even though it might not seem like the most glamorous occupation in the world, it’s hard to ignore the fact that plumbers make really great salaries (and they earn every penny). According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the 2018 median salary for plumbers was $53,910 per year/$25.92 per hour. They also predict 14% growth in career opportunities through 2028. A career as a plumber is virtually recession-proof, and you’ll never have to worry about having your job shipped overseas!