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
$39,960
25th Percentile Wage
$47,210
50th Percentile Wage
$57,830
75th Percentile Wage
$70,450
90th Percentile Wage
$82,730

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 $82,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $39,960.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,8302.82%9.04%
201556,2002.79%-
201454,6302.42%-
201353,3101.33%-
201252,600--

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 14 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 $71,500. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $47,780). 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
$71,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,470
Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$62,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$58,660
Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,080
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,820
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$53,210
Hospitals - State government owned
$52,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$48,760
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$48,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$47,780

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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