Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,380
25th Percentile Wage
$36,580
50th Percentile Wage
$46,500
75th Percentile Wage
$60,570
90th Percentile Wage
$74,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.61
25th Percentile Wage
$17.59
50th Percentile Wage
$22.36
75th Percentile Wage
$29.12
90th Percentile Wage
$35.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.96. The median hourly salary is $22.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.61.

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
201646,5000.95%18.52%
201546,0600.43%-
201445,8607.74%-
201342,31010.45%-
201237,890--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Tennessee ranges from $24,410 to $51,900. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $51,900. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $49,600). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$51,900
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,600
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$46,380
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,520
Morristown
$44,460
Johnson City
$43,950
Chattanooga
$43,500
Clarksville
$43,400
Jackson
$38,480
Knoxville
$38,360
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,410


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