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Pipelayers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers amongst California cities 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 Pipelayers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,350
25th Percentile Wage
$39,200
50th Percentile Wage
$50,700
75th Percentile Wage
$62,480
90th Percentile Wage
$75,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,700
3.35% -9.51%
2016
$49,000
-7.78% -
2015
$52,810
-11.82% -
2014
$59,050
-1.15% -
2013
$59,730
7.05% -
2012
$55,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of California ranges from $39,410 to $64,840. The highest paying area for pipelayers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $64,840. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles (mean annual salary $63,620). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $39,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$64,840
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$63,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$61,760
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$59,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$56,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$56,290
Napa
$56,040
Redding
$55,220
Stockton
$54,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$53,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$50,130
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,150
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,490
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$43,800
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$42,640
Fresno
$41,640
Bakersfield-Delano
$40,820
Visalia-Porterville
$39,410




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