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 metropolitan 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,540
25th Percentile Wage
$39,080
50th Percentile Wage
$51,090
75th Percentile Wage
$61,930
90th Percentile Wage
$74,730

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 $74,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,540.

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
$51,090
5.19% 8.67%
2016
$48,440
1.53% -
2015
$47,700
3.25% -
2014
$46,150
-4.12% -
2013
$48,050
2.89% -
2012
$46,660
- -

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 $54,840. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,840. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $53,480). 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
$54,840
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$53,480
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$53,290
Boulder
$51,600
Greeley
$48,590
Fort Collins-Loveland
$48,380
Pueblo
$48,030
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$44,350
Grand Junction
$43,880
Colorado Springs
$42,780
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$36,800




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