Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,950
25th Percentile Wage
$47,290
50th Percentile Wage
$63,440
75th Percentile Wage
$81,940
90th Percentile Wage
$114,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.28
25th Percentile Wage
$22.74
50th Percentile Wage
$30.50
75th Percentile Wage
$39.39
90th Percentile Wage
$55.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.15. The median hourly salary is $30.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.28.

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
201663,4400.19%1.02%
201563,320-3.41%-
201465,4801.21%-
201364,6902.94%-
201262,790--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Massachusetts ranges from $44,910 to $76,670. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $76,670. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is New Bedford (mean annual salary $72,860). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$76,670
New Bedford
$72,860
Pittsfield
$72,330
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$72,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$68,500
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$65,760
Framingham
$64,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$64,120
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$60,930
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$60,230
Barnstable Town
$60,040
Springfield
$57,270
Worcester
$55,260
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$51,280
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$44,910


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