Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,060
25th Percentile Wage
$40,400
50th Percentile Wage
$51,910
75th Percentile Wage
$70,160
90th Percentile Wage
$91,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,060.

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
$51,910
-1.48% 7.46%
2016
$52,680
1.14% -
2015
$52,080
2.11% -
2014
$50,980
1.20% -
2013
$50,370
4.63% -
2012
$48,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $36,720 to $71,950. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Pennsylvania is Erie with a median annual salary of $71,950. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $62,890). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $36,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Erie
$71,950
Philadelphia
$62,890
Reading
$61,810
Newark-Union
$59,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$58,610
Lebanon
$57,910
Pittsburgh
$57,330
York-Hanover
$54,890
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$52,970
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,790
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$48,200
Williamsport
$46,340
Johnstown
$46,320
Lancaster
$45,870
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$45,390
State College
$44,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,280
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,680
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,070
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,810
Altoona
$36,720




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