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Pipelayers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Pipelayers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,260
25th Percentile Wage
$30,570
50th Percentile Wage
$38,010
75th Percentile Wage
$48,900
90th Percentile Wage
$61,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers 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 is $61,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pipelayers is $26,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,010
0.08% 3.34%
2016
$37,980
-0.79% -
2015
$38,280
-1.04% -
2014
$38,680
4.11% -
2013
$37,090
0.94% -
2012
$36,740
- -

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

The average salaries of pipelayers in five 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 occupations is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $71,330. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $38,010). For detailed pipelayers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,330
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$38,040
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,030
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$38,010

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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