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 among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,730
25th Percentile Wage
$35,120
50th Percentile Wage
$42,190
75th Percentile Wage
$50,050
90th Percentile Wage
$59,730

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 $59,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,730.

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
$42,190
2.16% 6.68%
2016
$41,280
4.07% -
2015
$39,600
0.10% -
2014
$39,560
0.76% -
2013
$39,260
-0.28% -
2012
$39,370
- -

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 $36,340 to $47,220. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $47,220. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greenville (mean annual salary $46,040). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$47,220
Greenville
$46,040
Raleigh-Cary
$44,590
Fayetteville
$43,790
Greensboro-High Point
$43,650
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,560
Goldsboro
$42,240
Burlington
$41,620
Wilmington
$41,260
Jacksonville
$41,140
Rocky Mount
$39,530
Asheville
$38,660
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,050
Winston-Salem
$37,820
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$36,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,340




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