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Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelper Salary Information

The salary statistics of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelper Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,570
25th Percentile Wage
$24,220
50th Percentile Wage
$29,030
75th Percentile Wage
$35,610
90th Percentile Wage
$43,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers . The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers is $43,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,570. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,0301.83%8.13%
201528,5002.77%-
201427,7101.01%-
201327,4302.77%-
201226,670--

Table 2. Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelper Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $37,470. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,850).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,470
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,440
Manufacturing
$35,490
Mining
$33,910
Utilities
$33,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,350
Educational Services
$29,170
Construction
$28,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,410
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,190
Retail Trade
$27,850

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelpers by States

From the above tables we note that not only pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,010 to $49,880. The highest paying state for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $49,880. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,010. For more salary information of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$49,880
Hawaii
$43,040
New York
$36,620
Washington
$35,660
Minnesota
$34,920
Montana
$34,730
Wisconsin
$34,550
North Dakota
$33,350
District of Columbia
$33,120
Maine
$32,950
Oregon
$32,920
New Hampshire
$32,470
Massachusetts
$31,800
Colorado
$31,190
Pennsylvania
$30,940
California
$30,620
Nebraska
$30,320
Wyoming
$30,230
Texas
$30,100
Oklahoma
$29,790
Tennessee
$29,670
Iowa
$29,580
Idaho
$29,540
New Jersey
$29,410
South Dakota
$28,870
Rhode Island
$28,840
South Carolina
$28,830
Louisiana
$28,790
Delaware
$28,780
Virginia
$28,580
North Carolina
$28,420
Vermont
$28,280
New Mexico
$28,270
Connecticut
$28,060
Maryland
$28,030
Georgia
$27,910
Indiana
$27,870
Illinois
$27,860
Kansas
$27,790
Michigan
$27,080
Florida
$26,930
Missouri
$26,850
Nevada
$26,510
Utah
$26,450
Kentucky
$26,190
Ohio
$26,150
Arizona
$25,860
West Virginia
$24,600
Alabama
$23,780
Mississippi
$23,470
Arkansas
$21,950
Guam
$21,010
Puerto Rico
$20,010


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