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 among Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,910
25th Percentile Wage
$35,810
50th Percentile Wage
$49,080
75th Percentile Wage
$71,090
90th Percentile Wage
$81,350

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 $81,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.90
25th Percentile Wage
$17.22
50th Percentile Wage
$23.60
75th Percentile Wage
$34.18
90th Percentile Wage
$39.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.11. The median hourly salary is $23.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.90.

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
201649,0804.93%11.98%
201546,6603.54%-
201445,010-3.29%-
201346,4907.08%-
201243,200--

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 $33,650 to $64,330. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $64,330. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $60,560). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$64,330
Lexington-Fayette
$60,560
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$59,940
Louisville-Jefferson County
$52,210
Elizabethtown
$51,460
Owensboro
$48,900
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,660
Bowling Green
$42,400
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,240
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,650



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