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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 among Texas metropolitan 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 Pipelayers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,540
25th Percentile Wage
$27,920
50th Percentile Wage
$31,870
75th Percentile Wage
$38,070
90th Percentile Wage
$49,660

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 $49,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,870
0.78% 16.35%
2016
$31,620
2.50% -
2015
$30,830
4.18% -
2014
$29,540
3.59% -
2013
$28,480
6.39% -
2012
$26,660
- -

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 $43,800. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Texas is Odessa with a median annual salary of $43,800. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $36,130). The lowest paying area is Wichita Falls with a median annual salary of $21,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Odessa
$43,800
Midland
$36,130
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$36,000
Corpus Christi
$35,990
Lubbock
$34,510
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$34,460
Waco
$33,370
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$32,350
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$32,240
Fort Worth-Arlington
$32,050
Longview
$31,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$31,760
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$31,640
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$31,630
El Paso
$31,360
College Station-Bryan
$31,320
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,190
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$29,040
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,230
Sherman-Denison
$27,470
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,070
Tyler
$26,690
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$25,930
Laredo
$24,100
Brownsville-Harlingen
$22,770
Wichita Falls
$21,820




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