NJ.com: Bet you didn't know N.J. plumbers can make above $100K. Other trades, too
Too many people still believe that a traditional four-year college degree is the only road to success.
They don't recognize that lucrative careers in plumbing provide stability, job security, flexibility and work-life balance. They don't realize the average annual salary for New Jersey plumbers is $69,360, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This has never been more apparent than over the last few years as storms named Sandy, Harvey and Maria have turned the lives of families upside down.
Journeyman plumbers from all over the country came together to help people in disaster-impacted communities get back to having safe drinking water, a clean shower and proper sanitation. These unsung heroes "Protect the health of the nation." The sentiment of American Standard from 90 years ago that still rings true today.