Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,500
25th Percentile Wage
$37,260
50th Percentile Wage
$50,090
75th Percentile Wage
$67,700
90th Percentile Wage
$90,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of construction. 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, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $90,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $29,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,0901.78%5.09%
201549,2000.06%-
201449,1701.02%-
201348,6702.32%-
201247,540--

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

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the other building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $67,120. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $31,100). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$67,120
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$58,240
Roofing Contractors
$56,950
Nonresidential Building Construction
$55,750
Construction of Buildings
$53,930
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$53,090
Building Finishing Contractors
$51,070
Building Equipment Contractors
$50,900
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$50,720
Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,660
Masonry Contractors
$50,570
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$49,990
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$49,140
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,460
Residential Building Construction
$46,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$44,630
Utility System Construction
$42,360
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$42,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,890
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$38,730
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$38,140
Land Subdivision
$31,100

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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