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
$24,670
25th Percentile Wage
$30,610
50th Percentile Wage
$44,550
75th Percentile Wage
$60,040
90th Percentile Wage
$73,020

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 $73,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers is $24,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,550
13.63% 6.31%
2016
$38,480
-27.88% -
2015
$49,210
4.86% -
2014
$46,820
-3.35% -
2013
$48,390
13.74% -
2012
$41,740
- -

Compare Pipelayers Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in four 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 electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $70,790. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $35,980). For detailed pipelayers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$70,790
Natural Gas Distribution
$52,280
Utilities
$44,550
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$35,980

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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