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

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,300
25th Percentile Wage
$46,590
50th Percentile Wage
$61,360
75th Percentile Wage
$79,270
90th Percentile Wage
$97,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $97,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $34,300.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,3607.48%11.73%
201556,7704.07%-
201454,460-2.61%-
201355,8803.08%-
201254,160--

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

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in eight 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $77,810. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $44,290). For detailed 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
$77,810
Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,430
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,360
Engineering Services
$58,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,040
Testing Laboratories
$44,290

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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