Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,610
25th Percentile Wage
$40,920
50th Percentile Wage
$49,510
75th Percentile Wage
$60,490
90th Percentile Wage
$71,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.68
25th Percentile Wage
$19.67
50th Percentile Wage
$23.80
75th Percentile Wage
$29.08
90th Percentile Wage
$34.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.22. The median hourly salary is $23.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.68.

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
201649,5106.36%11.21%
201546,3601.96%-
201445,4502.07%-
201344,5101.24%-
201243,960--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Louisiana ranges from $32,500 to $54,900. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $54,900. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lake Charles (mean annual salary $50,110). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$54,900
Lake Charles
$50,110
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$48,940
Shreveport-Bossier City
$48,790
Monroe
$46,790
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$46,600
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$44,110
Lafayette
$43,900
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$42,970
Alexandria
$42,270
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$42,070
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$32,500


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