Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,590
25th Percentile Wage
$48,940
50th Percentile Wage
$68,900
75th Percentile Wage
$102,330
90th Percentile Wage
$128,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.07
25th Percentile Wage
$23.53
50th Percentile Wage
$33.11
75th Percentile Wage
$49.20
90th Percentile Wage
$61.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.97. The median hourly salary is $33.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.07.

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
201668,9005.50%4.43%
201565,110-2.69%-
201466,8600.04%-
201366,8301.47%-
201265,850--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of New York ranges from $38,610 to $93,200. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $93,200. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $71,270). The lowest paying area is Kingston with a median annual salary of $38,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$93,200
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$71,270
Ithaca
$70,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$70,360
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$68,540
Syracuse
$63,790
Rochester
$62,100
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$60,620
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$58,920
Elmira
$51,500
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$49,140
Binghamton
$47,520
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$47,400
Utica-Rome
$45,430
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$45,430
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$45,200
Glens Falls
$45,000
Kingston
$38,610


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