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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 $82,380, Illinois is the highest paying state for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $73,960). 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 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
$82,380
$40,850 16,470
2 Oregon
$73,960
$38,940 5,340
3 Alaska
$72,440
$51,000 1,260
4 New York
$71,630
$38,970 27,410
5 District of Columbia
$70,160
$41,230 1,020
6 Minnesota
$69,040
$37,210 8,660
7 Hawaii
$67,600
$38,560 2,050
8 Wisconsin
$67,250
$35,940 7,300
9 Michigan
$65,080
$34,050 12,250
10 Montana
$64,020
$41,920 1,890
11 Missouri
$63,480
$33,680 6,140
12 New Jersey
$62,190
$38,800 9,070
13 Massachusetts
$61,910
$36,410 12,380
14 Washington
$61,140
$33,200 10,200
15 Indiana
$60,280
$32,370 11,540
16 Connecticut
$58,630
$32,990 4,840
17 Rhode Island
$57,640
$32,770 1,280
18 West Virginia
$57,360
$27,650 1,560
19 Delaware
$57,220
$37,340 1,170
20 Maryland
$54,750
$35,790 9,870
21 New Hampshire
$54,220
$35,320 1,580
22 Vermont
$53,300
$32,240 720
23 California
$53,120
$31,950 47,600
24 Utah
$52,690
$29,420 5,430
25 Louisiana
$52,510
$32,900 10,850
26 Idaho
$52,420
$27,500 2,040
27 Ohio
$52,310
$31,700 13,720
28 Pennsylvania
$51,910
$33,060 14,960
29 Maine
$51,740
$31,240 2,180
30 North Dakota
$51,600
$33,890 1,760
31 Nebraska
$51,490
$28,010 3,900
32 Colorado
$51,090
$32,540 9,260
33 Nevada
$50,180
$32,060 5,050
34 Iowa
$49,870
$29,280 4,530
35 Kentucky
$49,640
$31,460 6,230
36 Wyoming
$49,510
$32,020 1,030
37 Texas
$47,860
$28,450 42,050
38 Virginia
$47,270
$31,580 12,730
39 Kansas
$47,200
$29,020 4,290
40 Tennessee
$46,920
$31,820 6,380
41 Arizona
$46,330
$31,810 7,300
42 Oklahoma
$46,030
$27,480 6,600
43 South Carolina
$44,850
$28,350 4,430
44 Mississippi
$44,080
$28,070 3,570
45 Georgia
$43,380
$27,010 11,310
46 New Mexico
$42,790
$27,270 2,540
47 North Carolina
$42,190
$29,730 10,820
48 Virgin Islands
$42,180
$24,500 60
49 Alabama
$41,980
$27,990 5,400
50 Florida
$41,840
$27,700 24,200
51 South Dakota
$41,090
$29,110 1,410
52 Arkansas
$39,940
$25,520 2,680
53 Guam
$34,220
$22,790 210
54 Puerto Rico
$19,480
$16,450 540
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