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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,890
2.88% 10.77%
2016
$29,030
1.83% -
2015
$28,500
2.77% -
2014
$27,710
1.01% -
2013
$27,430
2.77% -
2012
$26,670
- -

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

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
Utilities
$37,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,350
Manufacturing
$33,250
Mining
$32,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,060
Educational Services
$30,490
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,400
Construction
$29,750
Wholesale Trade
$29,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,930
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 $20,440 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
Alaska
$48,120
Missouri
$42,710
Hawaii
$37,930
New York
$37,410
Washington
$36,760
Montana
$35,990
Wisconsin
$35,670
Minnesota
$35,260
District of Columbia
$34,820
New Mexico
$32,230
California
$31,810
Kansas
$31,610
Oregon
$31,500
Wyoming
$31,430
Tennessee
$30,960
Connecticut
$30,830
Louisiana
$30,790
Iowa
$30,740
Oklahoma
$30,740
New Hampshire
$30,590
New Jersey
$30,530
Pennsylvania
$30,520
Texas
$30,330
Idaho
$30,260
Maine
$30,230
Colorado
$30,100
North Dakota
$30,060
Massachusetts
$29,710
Vermont
$29,580
Rhode Island
$29,440
Virginia
$29,420
Nebraska
$29,210
Utah
$29,110
North Carolina
$29,000
South Carolina
$28,960
Virgin Islands
$28,950
Michigan
$28,940
Maryland
$28,610
Illinois
$28,320
South Dakota
$28,270
Georgia
$28,150
Florida
$27,950
Kentucky
$27,900
Delaware
$27,830
West Virginia
$27,270
Indiana
$27,150
Ohio
$26,170
Mississippi
$25,910
Nevada
$25,740
Arizona
$25,690
Arkansas
$25,350
Alabama
$24,260
Guam
$20,680
Puerto Rico
$20,440



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