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
$30,130
25th Percentile Wage
$38,120
50th Percentile Wage
$51,000
75th Percentile Wage
$69,040
90th Percentile Wage
$92,360

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,0001.47%4.02%
201550,250-0.48%-
201450,4900.69%-
201350,1402.37%-
201248,950--

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

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
$68,110
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$67,330
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$62,020
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$58,510
Nonresidential Building Construction
$55,870
Construction of Buildings
$54,060
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$53,090
Masonry Contractors
$51,110
Building Equipment Contractors
$50,930
Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,900
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$50,750
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,160
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$49,920
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$49,320
Utility System Construction
$49,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$48,990
Building Finishing Contractors
$48,900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,480
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$48,080
Residential Building Construction
$47,270
Land Subdivision
$32,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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