Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,940
25th Percentile Wage
$33,890
50th Percentile Wage
$44,940
75th Percentile Wage
$57,080
90th Percentile Wage
$68,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.47
25th Percentile Wage
$16.29
50th Percentile Wage
$21.60
75th Percentile Wage
$27.44
90th Percentile Wage
$33.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.14. The median hourly salary is $21.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.47.

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
201644,9400.80%0.16%
201544,5801.37%-
201443,970-5.66%-
201346,4603.42%-
201244,870--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Texas ranges from $29,470 to $55,380. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $55,380. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $53,280). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $29,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$55,380
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$53,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$49,860
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,920
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,660
Abilene
$46,550
Wichita Falls
$45,590
Fort Worth-Arlington
$45,240
College Station-Bryan
$45,180
Amarillo
$44,980
Victoria
$44,640
Corpus Christi
$44,390
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$44,280
Waco
$43,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$43,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$42,970
Lubbock
$41,390
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$41,260
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,100
Midland
$40,840
Odessa
$39,420
Texarkana-Texarkana
$38,910
San Angelo
$38,150
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,510
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,450
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,210
Laredo
$36,050
Sherman-Denison
$35,640
Longview
$34,400
Tyler
$34,180
El Paso
$31,000
Brownsville-Harlingen
$30,210
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$29,470


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