Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters amongst Alabama areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,990
25th Percentile Wage
$33,480
50th Percentile Wage
$41,980
75th Percentile Wage
$50,380
90th Percentile Wage
$60,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,980
4.98% 8.22%
2016
$39,890
0.28% -
2015
$39,780
-1.31% -
2014
$40,300
1.71% -
2013
$39,610
2.73% -
2012
$38,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Alabama ranges from $28,660 to $50,720. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Alabama is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $50,720. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Mobile (mean annual salary $45,250). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$50,720
Mobile
$45,250
Decatur
$45,150
Birmingham-Hoover
$43,440
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$42,010
Huntsville
$41,820
Montgomery
$41,500
Dothan
$39,720
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$37,630
Auburn-Opelika
$37,100
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,260
Anniston-Oxford
$36,170
Gadsden
$32,240
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$32,240
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$28,660




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