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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$21,150|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,380|
|50th Percentile Wage||$29,890|
|75th Percentile Wage||$36,790|
|90th Percentile Wage||$45,940|
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 $45,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,150. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 117% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers in 14 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $37,510. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,850).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $20,440 to $48,120. The highest paying state for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfittershelpers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $48,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,440. 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|
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |