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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 $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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .