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

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,550
25th Percentile Wage
$42,870
50th Percentile Wage
$54,000
75th Percentile Wage
$69,820
90th Percentile Wage
$86,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $86,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $34,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,000
1.96% 9.46%
2016
$52,940
4.17% -
2015
$50,730
1.77% -
2014
$49,830
3.07% -
2013
$48,300
-1.22% -
2012
$48,890
- -

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

The average salaries of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 18 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the educational support services industry with an annual salary $68,780. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $47,340). For detailed plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services
$68,780
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$68,780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$62,460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$60,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$60,380
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$60,340
Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,320
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$56,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$56,100
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$55,930
Educational Services
$54,000
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,340
Educational Services - State government owned
$53,120
Technical and Trade Schools
$52,470
Educational Services - Local government owned
$51,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$50,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$50,390
Junior colleges - State government owned
$47,340

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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