Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,920
25th Percentile Wage
$40,650
50th Percentile Wage
$52,790
75th Percentile Wage
$65,710
90th Percentile Wage
$81,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of educational 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 $81,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $32,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,7904.13%7.16%
201550,6101.28%-
201449,9603.06%-
201348,430-1.20%-
201249,010--

Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 14 industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $84,200. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $47,860). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$84,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$60,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$59,490
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,660
Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,210
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,740
Educational Services
$52,790
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,130
Educational Services - State government owned
$51,990
Educational Services - Local government owned
$48,650
Junior colleges - State government owned
$48,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$48,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$47,860

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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