Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,180
25th Percentile Wage
$38,980
50th Percentile Wage
$52,030
75th Percentile Wage
$69,720
90th Percentile Wage
$93,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $93,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $31,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,030
1.98% 5.92%
2016
$51,000
1.47% -
2015
$50,250
-0.48% -
2014
$50,490
0.69% -
2013
$50,140
2.37% -
2012
$48,950
- -

Compare Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 22 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the roofing contractors industry with an annual salary $84,670. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $39,520). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Roofing Contractors
$84,670
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$69,530
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,190
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$59,670
Nonresidential Building Construction
$58,730
Construction of Buildings
$57,140
Building Finishing Contractors
$56,530
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$52,790
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$52,760
Specialty Trade Contractors
$51,730
Building Equipment Contractors
$51,700
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$51,570
Masonry Contractors
$51,110
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,800
Utility System Construction
$50,490
Residential Building Construction
$50,030
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$48,750
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$46,960
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$44,830
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$42,650
Land Subdivision
$39,520

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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