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 amongst South Carolina cities 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 South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,830
25th Percentile Wage
$34,050
50th Percentile Wage
$42,250
75th Percentile Wage
$49,720
90th Percentile Wage
$59,560

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 $59,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.38
25th Percentile Wage
$16.37
50th Percentile Wage
$20.30
75th Percentile Wage
$23.91
90th Percentile Wage
$28.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.64. The median hourly salary is $20.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.38.

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
201642,250-0.12%11.41%
201542,3005.72%-
201439,8803.76%-
201338,3802.48%-
201237,430--

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 $36,570 to $47,090. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $47,090. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,110). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $36,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$47,090
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,110
Sumter
$43,680
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$43,510
Spartanburg
$41,500
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,360
Florence
$41,330
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$41,110
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$39,970
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$38,990
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,240
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,000
Anderson
$37,290
Augusta-Richmond County
$36,570


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