Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,460
25th Percentile Wage
$38,240
50th Percentile Wage
$49,640
75th Percentile Wage
$69,320
90th Percentile Wage
$81,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,460.

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
$49,640
1.13% 12.97%
2016
$49,080
4.93% -
2015
$46,660
3.54% -
2014
$45,010
-3.29% -
2013
$46,490
7.08% -
2012
$43,200
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Kentucky ranges from $34,670 to $67,480. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $67,480. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $55,130). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$67,480
Elizabethtown
$55,130
Lexington-Fayette
$54,680
Louisville-Jefferson County
$51,910
Owensboro
$49,880
Bowling Green
$47,330
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,190
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,900
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,540
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,670




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