Pipelayers Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of pipelayers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pipelayers salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pipelayers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,490
25th Percentile Wage
$28,210
50th Percentile Wage
$38,480
75th Percentile Wage
$55,270
90th Percentile Wage
$67,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pipelayers is $67,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers is $22,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,480-27.88%-8.47%
201549,2104.86%-
201446,820-3.35%-
201348,39013.74%-
201241,740--

Compare Pipelayers Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in three industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for pipelayers occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $52,940. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $35,370). For detailed pipelayers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$52,940
Utilities
$38,480
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$35,370

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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