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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,450
25th Percentile Wage
$36,440
50th Percentile Wage
$47,860
75th Percentile Wage
$59,390
90th Percentile Wage
$70,840

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 $70,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,860
6.10% 6.25%
2016
$44,940
0.80% -
2015
$44,580
1.37% -
2014
$43,970
-5.66% -
2013
$46,460
3.42% -
2012
$44,870
- -

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 $28,160 to $64,850. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Texas is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,850. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $57,780). The lowest paying area is Brownsville-Harlingen with a median annual salary of $28,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,850
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$57,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$53,530
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,200
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$51,030
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,050
Abilene
$47,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$47,900
College Station-Bryan
$47,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,400
Corpus Christi
$47,120
Longview
$46,730
Fort Worth-Arlington
$46,310
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$44,800
Wichita Falls
$43,660
Midland
$43,530
Lubbock
$43,170
Victoria
$42,850
Odessa
$42,280
Waco
$41,100
Texarkana-Texarkana
$40,620
San Angelo
$40,050
Amarillo
$40,000
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$38,910
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,900
Sherman-Denison
$36,720
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,620
Laredo
$35,850
Tyler
$35,220
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,700
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$30,340
El Paso
$29,580
Brownsville-Harlingen
$28,160




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