Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,440
25th Percentile Wage
$46,720
50th Percentile Wage
$60,890
75th Percentile Wage
$73,880
90th Percentile Wage
$82,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $82,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $33,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,890
7.70% 15.17%
2016
$56,200
9.15% -
2015
$51,060
4.00% -
2014
$49,020
-2.31% -
2013
$50,150
-2.99% -
2012
$51,650
- -

Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in twelve industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 warehousing and storage industry with an annual salary $72,600. The lowest paying industry is the truck transportation industry (annual salary $28,980). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Warehousing and Storage
$72,600
Warehousing and Storage
$72,600
Other Pipeline Transportation
$70,550
Pipeline Transportation
$64,540
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$64,010
Support Activities for Transportation
$61,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$59,660
Rail Transportation
$59,340
Rail Transportation
$59,340
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$54,140
Specialized Freight Trucking
$29,110
Truck Transportation
$28,980

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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