The plumbing manufacturing industry creates good paying jobs in localities throughout the United States. The plumbing fixture and fittings industry contributes $85.5 billion dollars to the American economy – about four-tenths of 1% of America’s gross domestic product, according to a 2018 PMI economic study of the industry. These manufacturers, along with their wholesale and retail partners, generate more than $34 billion dollars in direct annual output, providing over 193,000 jobs and over $10 billion dollars in wages. Furthermore, the industry supports more than 271,300 jobs through its supplier and induced impacts, with a payroll of over $15.5 billion dollars.

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