Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,150
25th Percentile Wage
$37,080
50th Percentile Wage
$47,860
75th Percentile Wage
$62,620
90th Percentile Wage
$87,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $87,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $30,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,860-1.94%5.41%
201548,7903.36%-
201447,1507.32%-
201343,700-3.59%-
201245,270--

Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in ten industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the household appliances and electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $61,630. The lowest paying industry is the chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $33,760). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$61,630
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$51,650
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$51,650
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$48,290
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$48,170
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$47,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$47,510
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$44,870
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$37,810
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$33,760

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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