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

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

Average Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160
25th Percentile Wage
$41,490
50th Percentile Wage
$52,640
75th Percentile Wage
$65,040
90th Percentile Wage
$84,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $84,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is $33,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,6402.83%8.11%
201551,1503.19%-
201449,5202.81%-
201348,130-0.50%-
201248,370--

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

The average salaries of 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 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $56,780. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $50,940). For detailed 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)
$56,780
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,090
Federal government, including USPS
$53,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$53,570
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,640
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$52,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,240
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,940

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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