Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters among Illinois metropolitan areas 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,850
25th Percentile Wage
$57,130
50th Percentile Wage
$82,380
75th Percentile Wage
$98,500
90th Percentile Wage
$112,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,850.

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
$82,380
2.72% 15.88%
2016
$80,140
5.12% -
2015
$76,040
1.34% -
2014
$75,020
7.17% -
2013
$69,640
0.49% -
2012
$69,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Illinois ranges from $43,200 to $89,580. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $89,580. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $87,200). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$89,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$87,200
Rockford
$86,950
Kankakee-Bradley
$86,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$86,130
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,980
Peoria
$73,090
Champaign-Urbana
$71,700
Bloomington-Normal
$67,240
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,340
Danville
$57,720
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,140
Decatur
$49,850
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$43,200




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