Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters amongst Missouri 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,950
25th Percentile Wage
$42,780
50th Percentile Wage
$61,480
75th Percentile Wage
$86,790
90th Percentile Wage
$98,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.84
25th Percentile Wage
$20.57
50th Percentile Wage
$29.56
75th Percentile Wage
$41.72
90th Percentile Wage
$47.37

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.37. The median hourly salary is $29.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.84.

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
201661,480-3.51%1.22%
201563,6402.81%-
201461,850-2.62%-
201363,4704.32%-
201260,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Missouri ranges from $35,330 to $77,030. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $77,030. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $57,670). The lowest paying area is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$77,030
Kansas City
$57,670
St Joseph
$56,740
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,670
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$50,350
Springfield
$49,400
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$48,150
Jefferson City
$46,930
Joplin
$46,740
Columbia
$44,660
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$44,140
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$41,610
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$35,330


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