Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in North Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,710
25th Percentile Wage
$34,540
50th Percentile Wage
$41,280
75th Percentile Wage
$49,060
90th Percentile Wage
$58,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.28
25th Percentile Wage
$16.61
50th Percentile Wage
$19.85
75th Percentile Wage
$23.59
90th Percentile Wage
$28.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.07. The median hourly salary is $19.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.28.

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
201641,2804.07%4.63%
201539,6000.10%-
201439,5600.76%-
201339,260-0.28%-
201239,370--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of North Carolina ranges from $34,190 to $46,180. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $46,180. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $45,270). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$46,180
Durham-Chapel Hill
$45,270
Greenville
$44,360
Greensboro-High Point
$43,350
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,080
Wilmington
$42,030
Fayetteville
$41,260
Goldsboro
$40,030
Rocky Mount
$39,660
Jacksonville
$39,240
Burlington
$39,200
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,610
Winston-Salem
$37,540
Asheville
$37,480
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$35,640
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,190



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