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

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,910
25th Percentile Wage
$34,220
50th Percentile Wage
$42,980
75th Percentile Wage
$58,020
90th Percentile Wage
$76,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of retail 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 $76,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $27,910.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,9804.03%12.56%
201541,2506.23%-
201438,6801.60%-
201338,0601.26%-
201237,580--

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

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in eight industries in the retail 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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers industry with an annual salary $49,050. The lowest paying industry is the specialty food stores industry (annual salary $30,690). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$49,050
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$49,050
Nonstore Retailers
$42,360
Direct Selling Establishments
$42,180
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$36,680
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$36,680
Food and Beverage Stores
$30,690
Specialty Food Stores
$30,690

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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