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Pipelayers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers among Pennsylvania 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 Pipelayers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,630
25th Percentile Wage
$41,040
50th Percentile Wage
$48,360
75th Percentile Wage
$62,500
90th Percentile Wage
$75,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.17
25th Percentile Wage
$19.73
50th Percentile Wage
$23.25
75th Percentile Wage
$30.05
90th Percentile Wage
$36.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pipelayers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.39. The median hourly salary is $23.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,3601.55%5.96%
201547,6109.81%-
201442,9402.75%-
201341,760-8.91%-
201245,480--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $34,270 to $65,250. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Pennsylvania is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $65,250. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $63,340). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $34,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$65,250
Newark-Union
$63,340
Philadelphia
$55,570
State College
$51,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$50,680
Pittsburgh
$49,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$48,980
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,690
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$44,720
York-Hanover
$38,840
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,690
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,680
Lancaster
$34,270


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