Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,340
25th Percentile Wage
$47,730
50th Percentile Wage
$65,910
75th Percentile Wage
$80,030
90th Percentile Wage
$94,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $94,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $34,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,910
5.14% 15.99%
2016
$62,520
4.69% -
2015
$59,590
1.11% -
2014
$58,930
5.52% -
2013
$55,680
0.56% -
2012
$55,370
- -

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

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in five 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the fossil fuel electric power generation industry with an annual salary $90,810. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $44,900). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$90,810
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$83,490
Natural Gas Distribution
$67,200
Utilities
$65,910
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$44,900

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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