Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,110
25th Percentile Wage
$43,400
50th Percentile Wage
$63,610
75th Percentile Wage
$74,310
90th Percentile Wage
$80,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.44
25th Percentile Wage
$20.87
50th Percentile Wage
$30.58
75th Percentile Wage
$35.72
90th Percentile Wage
$38.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.93. The median hourly salary is $30.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.44.

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
201663,61011.65%13.22%
201556,200-4.40%-
201458,6705.32%-
201355,5500.63%-
201255,200--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Michigan ranges from $35,990 to $69,820. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $69,820. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Monroe (mean annual salary $69,450). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$69,820
Monroe
$69,450
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$68,910
Flint
$67,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,890
Ann Arbor
$65,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$63,060
Lansing-East Lansing
$61,370
Jackson
$60,240
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$54,140
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$51,660
Holland-Grand Haven
$51,260
South Bend-Mishawaka
$49,820
Niles-Benton Harbor
$49,440
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$48,090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,350
Battle Creek
$43,010
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$42,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$40,790
Bay City
$37,460
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$35,990



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