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.
|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 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 $92,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $30,130.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 21 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 $68,110. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $32,880). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Residential Building 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 .