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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,920
25th Percentile Wage
$41,240
50th Percentile Wage
$52,680
75th Percentile Wage
$72,870
90th Percentile Wage
$95,120

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 $95,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.30
25th Percentile Wage
$19.82
50th Percentile Wage
$25.33
75th Percentile Wage
$35.04
90th Percentile Wage
$45.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.73. The median hourly salary is $25.33. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.30.

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
201652,6801.14%8.81%
201552,0802.11%-
201450,9801.20%-
201350,3704.63%-
201248,040--

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 $36,330 to $69,190. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Pennsylvania is Erie with a median annual salary of $69,190. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $65,560). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $36,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Erie
$69,190
Philadelphia
$65,560
Pittsburgh
$61,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$60,090
Reading
$59,820
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$57,630
Newark-Union
$57,600
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$52,500
York-Hanover
$51,890
Johnstown
$48,590
Lancaster
$45,260
Lebanon
$44,560
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$44,510
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$43,770
State College
$43,150
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,280
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,720
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,010
Williamsport
$38,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,100
Altoona
$36,330



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