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Highest Paying States for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

The highest paying states for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $80,140, Illinois is the highest paying state for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $74,390). 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Illinois
$80,140
$37,940 15,860
2 Oregon
$74,390
$42,020 5,270
3 Alaska
$69,630
$43,470 1,770
4 Minnesota
$69,560
$36,110 8,570
5 New York
$68,900
$37,590 28,320
6 District of Columbia
$67,990
$48,410 890
7 Wisconsin
$67,920
$37,570 6,460
8 Hawaii
$64,140
$36,790 2,260
9 Michigan
$63,610
$32,110 11,870
10 Massachusetts
$63,440
$35,950 10,990
11 New Jersey
$61,690
$38,050 8,150
12 Missouri
$61,480
$32,950 6,350
13 Connecticut
$61,030
$33,780 5,130
14 Montana
$59,320
$35,350 1,810
15 Washington
$59,270
$32,430 10,210
16 Indiana
$56,780
$31,110 10,120
17 Delaware
$56,120
$40,370 970
18 West Virginia
$54,360
$27,870 1,730
19 California
$54,260
$31,800 43,040
20 New Hampshire
$54,250
$34,110 1,500
21 Maryland
$54,000
$33,820 11,130
22 North Dakota
$53,630
$34,140 1,710
23 Ohio
$53,330
$32,140 14,070
24 Maine
$52,880
$35,400 2,180
25 Pennsylvania
$52,680
$33,920 14,010
26 Vermont
$52,400
$32,620 670
27 Idaho
$52,300
$27,960 1,840
28 Rhode Island
$51,670
$35,160 1,400
29 Utah
$51,540
$29,000 5,710
30 Nebraska
$51,020
$28,330 3,340
31 Louisiana
$49,510
$32,610 9,980
32 Kentucky
$49,080
$28,910 6,450
33 Colorado
$48,440
$30,490 8,440
34 Wyoming
$47,790
$30,370 1,310
35 Nevada
$47,700
$29,830 4,590
36 Iowa
$47,580
$28,120 4,340
37 Tennessee
$46,500
$30,380 6,650
38 Kansas
$46,480
$28,700 3,870
39 Oklahoma
$46,230
$28,320 6,360
40 Arizona
$45,720
$31,520 7,060
41 Texas
$44,940
$25,940 40,530
42 Virginia
$44,430
$30,450 12,570
43 Mississippi
$43,920
$26,310 3,980
44 Georgia
$43,420
$26,970 9,960
45 South Carolina
$42,250
$27,830 4,000
46 Virgin Islands
$42,180
$24,500 60
47 New Mexico
$42,050
$29,290 2,360
48 South Dakota
$41,410
$28,270 1,240
49 North Carolina
$41,280
$29,710 9,830
50 Alabama
$39,890
$27,100 5,010
51 Florida
$39,180
$25,780 23,060
52 Arkansas
$37,380
$23,850 2,940
53 Guam
$34,120
$23,550 170
54 Puerto Rico
$19,230
$16,370 610
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