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 amongst Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,940
25th Percentile Wage
$57,220
50th Percentile Wage
$80,140
75th Percentile Wage
$96,490
90th Percentile Wage
$106,300

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 $106,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.23
25th Percentile Wage
$27.51
50th Percentile Wage
$38.53
75th Percentile Wage
$46.39
90th Percentile Wage
$51.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.10. The median hourly salary is $38.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,1405.12%13.53%
201576,0401.34%-
201475,0207.17%-
201369,6400.49%-
201269,300--

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 $36,630 to $90,850. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $90,850. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Kankakee-Bradley (mean annual salary $88,760). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$90,850
Kankakee-Bradley
$88,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$87,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$85,950
Rockford
$82,400
Peoria
$72,630
Champaign-Urbana
$72,160
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$70,360
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$70,150
Bloomington-Normal
$67,240
Decatur
$50,340
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,760
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$36,630


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