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

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,950
25th Percentile Wage
$37,240
50th Percentile Wage
$48,250
75th Percentile Wage
$63,140
90th Percentile Wage
$88,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $88,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $29,950.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,250-2.03%5.06%
201549,2303.74%-
201447,3907.45%-
201343,860-4.45%-
201245,810--

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

The average salaries of 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 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 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
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$50,770
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$48,830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$48,500
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$47,870
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$45,220
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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