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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 $69,160, Illinois is the highest paying state for pipelayers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $67,900). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Illinois
$69,160
$38,250 430
2 Massachusetts
$67,900
$40,980 550
3 New Jersey
$66,620
$38,730 730
4 Minnesota
$64,130
$42,940 740
5 Missouri
$62,480
$26,540 470
6 Wisconsin
$61,160
$40,430 430
7 Washington
$60,500
$40,000 1,110
8 Connecticut
$58,510
$47,450 220
9 Hawaii
$55,970
$42,950 100
10 Montana
$53,680
$36,330 90
11 New York
$49,880
$28,680 680
12 Oregon
$49,560
$36,400 420
13 District of Columbia
$49,100
$32,980 150
14 California
$49,000
$30,800 3,620
15 Pennsylvania
$48,360
$33,630 1,070
16 Iowa
$47,290
$28,930 390
17 New Hampshire
$45,930
$33,100 100
18 North Dakota
$44,980
$32,830 450
19 Ohio
$44,520
$34,110 600
20 Indiana
$44,490
$30,710 470
21 Michigan
$42,240
$32,080 380
22 Nevada
$42,210
$27,290 70
23 Louisiana
$40,500
$23,300 890
24 Arizona
$39,720
$31,620 430
25 Maryland
$39,640
$32,920 880
26 Kansas
$39,410
$26,630 560
27 Colorado
$39,290
$30,870 760
28 West Virginia
$39,210
$23,850 340
29 Georgia
$38,480
$23,900 1,260
30 Maine
$38,150
$27,530 210
31 Idaho
$37,880
$27,960 90
32 Utah
$37,420
$27,270 480
33 Delaware
$37,200
$28,580 100
34 Vermont
$36,930
$31,480 50
35 Nebraska
$36,250
$27,640 220
36 New Mexico
$36,080
$31,670 110
37 Florida
$35,250
$25,740 4,150
38 Virginia
$35,040
$25,840 1,500
39 South Dakota
$34,610
$27,110 220
40 South Carolina
$34,550
$25,510 770
41 Wyoming
$34,500
$27,630 120
42 Oklahoma
$33,420
$26,120 460
43 Kentucky
$33,410
$24,280 270
44 Tennessee
$33,150
$24,660 1,280
45 Alabama
$32,860
$21,880 2,390
46 Rhode Island
$32,410
$21,030 100
47 North Carolina
$32,240
$25,440 2,230
48 Texas
$31,620
$25,530 5,700
49 Arkansas
$31,190
$25,190 450
50 Mississippi
$30,180
$20,190 460
51 Puerto Rico
$28,980
$17,440 220
See also: Highest paying industries for pipelayers, Top Paying Jobs in America.