Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,350
25th Percentile Wage
$35,800
50th Percentile Wage
$44,850
75th Percentile Wage
$53,660
90th Percentile Wage
$64,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,350.

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
$44,850
5.80% 16.54%
2016
$42,250
-0.12% -
2015
$42,300
5.72% -
2014
$39,880
3.76% -
2013
$38,380
2.48% -
2012
$37,430
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of South Carolina ranges from $36,770 to $52,350. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in South Carolina is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,350. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Sumter (mean annual salary $50,640). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $36,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,350
Sumter
$50,640
Columbia
$48,570
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,430
Spartanburg
$44,990
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$44,750
Florence
$42,640
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$42,400
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$42,000
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$40,330
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,970
Anderson
$37,290
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,830
Augusta-Richmond County
$36,770




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