Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters among Indiana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,110
25th Percentile Wage
$39,550
50th Percentile Wage
$56,780
75th Percentile Wage
$73,980
90th Percentile Wage
$83,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.96
25th Percentile Wage
$19.02
50th Percentile Wage
$27.30
75th Percentile Wage
$35.57
90th Percentile Wage
$39.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.97. The median hourly salary is $27.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.96.

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
201656,780-2.18%0.65%
201558,0203.45%-
201456,0204.86%-
201353,300-5.83%-
201256,410--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Indiana ranges from $36,920 to $85,100. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $85,100. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Michigan City-La Porte (mean annual salary $72,000). The lowest paying area is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$85,100
Michigan City-La Porte
$72,000
Columbus
$69,860
Kokomo
$69,180
Fort Wayne
$68,170
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$57,060
Elkhart-Goshen
$55,310
Bloomington
$52,310
Indianapolis-Carmel
$49,920
Lafayette
$48,650
Anderson
$41,280
Muncie
$39,960
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$36,920


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