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||$26,420|
|25th Percentile Wage||$31,010|
|50th Percentile Wage||$38,430|
|75th Percentile Wage||$54,150|
|90th Percentile Wage||$71,550|
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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 .