Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,930
25th Percentile Wage
$39,210
50th Percentile Wage
$54,880
75th Percentile Wage
$73,880
90th Percentile Wage
$92,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $92,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $29,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,88012.57%6.03%
201547,980-7.34%-
201451,5009.07%-
201346,830-10.12%-
201251,570--

Compare Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in seven industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $79,450. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $50,020). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$79,450
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$78,810
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,890
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,890
Coal Mining
$54,330
Support Activities for Mining
$50,020
Support Activities for Mining
$50,020

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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