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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $71,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers is $26,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.39% 6.97%
2.59% -
3.81% -
1.58% -
-0.48% -
- -

Compare Pipelayers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in 19 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 electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $64,890. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $30,990). For detailed pipelayers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Nonresidential Building Construction
Construction of Buildings
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Residential Building Construction
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Land Subdivision
Roofing Contractors

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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