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Highest Paying States for Pipelayers

The highest paying states 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 of pipelayers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $73,170, Alaska is the highest paying state for pipelayers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $71,300). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of pipelayers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Pipelayers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$73,170
$60,580 40
2 Illinois
$71,300
$43,990 610
3 New Jersey
$66,820
$32,660 580
4 Minnesota
$66,080
$44,470 770
5 Massachusetts
$65,860
$39,360 630
6 District of Columbia
$64,880
$34,670 150
7 Washington
$64,190
$42,910 930
8 Wisconsin
$60,740
$41,450 430
9 Hawaii
$59,220
$51,680 80
10 Missouri
$58,940
$26,650 330
11 Connecticut
$58,380
$37,270 220
12 New York
$55,300
$40,610 720
13 Pennsylvania
$53,900
$36,200 900
14 Iowa
$51,840
$32,400 280
15 Oregon
$51,780
$33,550 450
16 North Dakota
$51,340
$32,830 330
17 California
$50,700
$31,350 3,260
18 Montana
$49,510
$35,250 120
19 Indiana
$46,300
$31,730 400
20 New Hampshire
$45,580
$33,110 70
21 Ohio
$45,580
$28,220 870
22 Nevada
$41,770
$27,310 80
23 Colorado
$41,380
$31,620 930
24 Idaho
$40,040
$32,100 90
25 Maryland
$39,930
$32,520 710
26 Arizona
$39,630
$31,500 460
27 Vermont
$39,490
$30,040 70
28 Delaware
$38,750
$30,420 100
29 Michigan
$38,600
$27,290 340
30 Maine
$37,890
$27,770 180
31 West Virginia
$37,370
$25,670 410
32 South Dakota
$37,240
$28,330 170
33 Utah
$36,990
$27,980 580
34 Louisiana
$36,830
$25,030 690
35 New Mexico
$36,760
$32,950 90
36 Florida
$36,150
$26,440 4,090
37 Nebraska
$36,140
$25,970 200
38 Kentucky
$36,010
$26,530 170
39 Wyoming
$35,610
$28,390 100
40 South Carolina
$35,580
$26,230 770
41 Georgia
$35,270
$24,060 1,510
42 Virginia
$35,000
$23,820 1,540
43 Tennessee
$33,560
$25,590 1,180
44 Kansas
$32,970
$26,690 380
45 North Carolina
$32,610
$25,750 2,410
46 Rhode Island
$32,410
$21,030 100
47 Alabama
$32,130
$20,500 2,900
48 Oklahoma
$32,020
$26,400 460
49 Texas
$31,870
$25,540 5,180
50 Mississippi
$31,090
$22,180 450
51 Puerto Rico
$30,380
$18,710 160
52 Arkansas
$29,710
$25,260 260
See also: Highest paying industries for pipelayers, Top Paying Jobs in America.