Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,000
25th Percentile Wage
$36,630
50th Percentile Wage
$48,400
75th Percentile Wage
$61,790
90th Percentile Wage
$78,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $78,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $29,000.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,400
2.15% 10.25%
2016
$47,360
2.24% -
2015
$46,300
3.05% -
2014
$44,890
2.92% -
2013
$43,580
0.32% -
2012
$43,440
- -

Compare Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $56,100. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $45,320). For detailed pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,100
Federal government, including USPS
$55,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$55,110
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,470
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,220
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,400
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,320

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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