Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters among Colorado 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,490
25th Percentile Wage
$37,310
50th Percentile Wage
$48,440
75th Percentile Wage
$60,230
90th Percentile Wage
$72,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.66
25th Percentile Wage
$17.94
50th Percentile Wage
$23.29
75th Percentile Wage
$28.96
90th Percentile Wage
$34.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.89. The median hourly salary is $23.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.66.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,4401.53%3.67%
201547,7003.25%-
201446,150-4.12%-
201348,0502.89%-
201246,660--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Colorado ranges from $36,800 to $53,270. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,270. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $51,060). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$53,270
Boulder
$51,060
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$49,430
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,430
Pueblo
$48,600
Grand Junction
$47,740
Fort Collins-Loveland
$47,710
Greeley
$47,240
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,250
Colorado Springs
$42,180
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$36,800


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