Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters amongst Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,280
25th Percentile Wage
$36,640
50th Percentile Wage
$49,870
75th Percentile Wage
$61,900
90th Percentile Wage
$73,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,870
4.59% 8.66%
2016
$47,580
1.47% -
2015
$46,880
4.35% -
2014
$44,840
0.11% -
2013
$44,790
-1.70% -
2012
$45,550
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Iowa ranges from $37,360 to $61,310. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Iowa is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $61,310. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $59,290). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dubuque
$61,310
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$59,290
Iowa City
$59,190
Cedar Rapids
$56,720
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$54,570
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,830
Ames
$50,110
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,690
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$40,660
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,950
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,360




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