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Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,540
25th Percentile Wage
$47,870
50th Percentile Wage
$61,480
75th Percentile Wage
$78,660
90th Percentile Wage
$98,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $98,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $36,540.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,480
0.63% 13.50%
2016
$61,090
10.25% -
2015
$54,830
4.52% -
2014
$52,350
-0.84% -
2013
$52,790
-0.74% -
2012
$53,180
- -

Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $80,890. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $44,990). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,890
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,520
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,480
Engineering Services
$57,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$47,770
Testing Laboratories
$44,990

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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