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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,050
25th Percentile Wage
$45,640
50th Percentile Wage
$65,080
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$81,810

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 $81,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,050.

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
$65,080
2.26% 15.18%
2016
$63,610
11.65% -
2015
$56,200
-4.40% -
2014
$58,670
5.32% -
2013
$55,550
0.63% -
2012
$55,200
- -

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 $38,220 to $72,630. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $72,630. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $72,000). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$72,630
Ann Arbor
$72,000
Flint
$71,130
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$69,870
Monroe
$68,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,890
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$63,640
Lansing-East Lansing
$56,850
South Bend-Mishawaka
$55,250
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$52,970
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$52,390
Holland-Grand Haven
$51,260
Niles-Benton Harbor
$50,710
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$49,910
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$49,830
Jackson
$48,940
Battle Creek
$45,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,200
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$44,170
Bay City
$40,370
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$38,220




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