Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,830
25th Percentile Wage
$48,400
50th Percentile Wage
$58,960
75th Percentile Wage
$72,880
90th Percentile Wage
$87,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $87,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $40,830.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,960
1.92% 10.79%
2016
$57,830
2.82% -
2015
$56,200
2.79% -
2014
$54,630
2.42% -
2013
$53,310
1.33% -
2012
$52,600
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Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in 15 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $81,150. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,850). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$81,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$64,150
Hospitals - Local government owned
$63,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$63,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$63,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$59,890
Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,620
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$59,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,340
Social Assistance
$57,930
Hospitals - State government owned
$55,430
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$53,210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$51,690
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$50,910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$50,850

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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