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
$26,420
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.

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
2017
$38,430
-0.39% 6.97%
2016
$38,580
2.59% -
2015
$37,580
3.81% -
2014
$36,150
1.58% -
2013
$35,580
-0.48% -
2012
$35,750
- -

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
$64,890
Building Finishing Contractors
$54,930
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$53,820
Building Equipment Contractors
$52,940
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,140
Nonresidential Building Construction
$49,270
Construction of Buildings
$46,770
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$45,860
Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,320
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$39,820
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$37,510
Utility System Construction
$37,080
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$36,950
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$36,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,490
Residential Building Construction
$35,370
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$33,390
Land Subdivision
$33,260
Roofing Contractors
$30,990

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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