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Pipelayers Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers amongst Texas 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 Pipelayers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,530
25th Percentile Wage
$27,840
50th Percentile Wage
$31,620
75th Percentile Wage
$37,980
90th Percentile Wage
$48,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.28
25th Percentile Wage
$13.39
50th Percentile Wage
$15.20
75th Percentile Wage
$18.26
90th Percentile Wage
$23.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pipelayers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.40. The median hourly salary is $15.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.28.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,6202.50%15.69%
201530,8304.18%-
201429,5403.59%-
201328,4806.39%-
201226,660--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Texas ranges from $21,820 to $39,540. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Texas is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $39,540. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $32,900). The lowest paying area is Wichita Falls with a median annual salary of $21,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Corpus Christi
$39,540
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$32,900
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$32,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$32,400
Fort Worth-Arlington
$32,170
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,670
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$31,420
College Station-Bryan
$31,320
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$30,640
El Paso
$30,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$29,920
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$29,040
Longview
$28,880
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$28,470
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,130
Sherman-Denison
$27,470
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$27,330
Laredo
$24,100
Wichita Falls
$21,820


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