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Highest Paying Industries for Pipelayers

The top 44 highest paying industries for pipelayers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $72,800, colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned is the highest paying industry for pipelayers. It is followed by educational services - state government owned industry (average annual salary $72,410). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of pipelayers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 44 Highest Paying Industries for Pipelayers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$72,800
120
2 Educational Services - State government owned
$72,410
130
3 State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,330
130
4 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$71,210
130
5 Educational Services
$66,760
140
6 Natural Gas Distribution
$64,710
540
7 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,280
60
8 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$47,660
180
9 Utilities
$46,820
1,220
10 Nonresidential Building Construction
$45,110
940
11 Construction of Buildings
$42,160
1,100
12 Building Equipment Contractors
$40,360
4,310
13 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$40,290
3,960
14 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$38,820
11,720
15 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,680
11,590
16 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,680
11,580
17 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$38,680
11,580
18 Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,680
11,580
19 Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,950
8,300
20 Support Activities for Mining
$36,850
360
21 Mining
$36,850
360
22 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$36,810
530
23 Construction
$36,150
27,170
24 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$36,070
670
25 Utility System Construction
$35,740
14,230
26 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$35,430
17,770
27 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,330
190
28 Residential Building Construction
$34,670
160
29 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$34,500
2,770
30 Engineering Services
$34,430
n/a
31 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$34,430
n/a
32 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$34,300
3,770
33 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$34,220
160
34 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$33,750
150
35 Wholesale Trade
$32,150
50
36 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$31,000
440
37 Land Subdivision
$29,280
230
38 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$27,770
n/a
39 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$27,770
n/a
40 Transportation and Warehousing
$27,610
100
41 Employment Services
$27,240
150
42 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,850
180
43 Administrative and Support Services
$26,450
170
44 Temporary Help Services
$21,370
80
See also: Highest paying cities for pipelayers.