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 among Massachusetts 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,410
25th Percentile Wage
$46,270
50th Percentile Wage
$61,910
75th Percentile Wage
$80,910
90th Percentile Wage
$109,430

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 $109,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,410.

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
$61,910
-2.47% -1.42%
2016
$63,440
0.19% -
2015
$63,320
-3.41% -
2014
$65,480
1.21% -
2013
$64,690
2.94% -
2012
$62,790
- -

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 $52,660 to $78,820. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Massachusetts is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner with a median annual salary of $78,820. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is New Bedford (mean annual salary $75,470). The lowest paying area is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $52,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$78,820
New Bedford
$75,470
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$72,400
Framingham
$69,410
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$68,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$66,880
Pittsfield
$65,250
Peabody
$65,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$62,680
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$60,810
Barnstable Town
$60,560
Springfield
$57,450
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$57,200
Worcester
$56,730
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$52,660




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