Pipelayers Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Pipelayers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,530
25th Percentile Wage
$30,950
50th Percentile Wage
$38,580
75th Percentile Wage
$53,600
90th Percentile Wage
$70,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers 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 is $70,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers is $26,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,5802.59%7.34%
201537,5803.81%-
201436,1501.58%-
201335,580-0.48%-
201235,750--

Compare Pipelayers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in 15 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 occupations is the other building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $55,500. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $30,840). For detailed pipelayers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$55,500
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,640
Nonresidential Building Construction
$53,540
Construction of Buildings
$50,870
Building Equipment Contractors
$48,260
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$47,930
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$41,890
Specialty Trade Contractors
$40,700
Utility System Construction
$37,830
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$37,450
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$37,130
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,480
Residential Building Construction
$34,930
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$34,910
Land Subdivision
$30,840

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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