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
$32,910
25th Percentile Wage
$45,030
50th Percentile Wage
$62,520
75th Percentile Wage
$78,560
90th Percentile Wage
$94,610

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 $94,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $32,910.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,5204.69%11.44%
201559,5901.11%-
201458,9305.52%-
201355,6800.56%-
201255,370--

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

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $75,480. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $42,570). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$75,480
Natural Gas Distribution
$65,320
Utilities
$62,520
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$42,570

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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