Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,210
25th Percentile Wage
$50,900
50th Percentile Wage
$69,040
75th Percentile Wage
$89,500
90th Percentile Wage
$102,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,210.

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
$69,040
-0.75% 10.41%
2016
$69,560
1.97% -
2015
$68,190
0.04% -
2014
$68,160
3.49% -
2013
$65,780
5.97% -
2012
$61,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Minnesota ranges from $40,920 to $64,400. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Minnesota is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,400. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $61,520). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$64,400
Mankato-North Mankato
$61,520
St Cloud
$60,320
Rochester
$58,940
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,400
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$54,090
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$40,920




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