Pipelayers Salary Information

The salary statistics of pipelayers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pipelayers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pipelayers 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 Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,360
25th Percentile Wage
$30,870
50th Percentile Wage
$38,400
75th Percentile Wage
$52,670
90th Percentile Wage
$69,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pipelayers is $69,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,360. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 162% 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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,400
-0.03% 5.78%
2016
$38,410
1.64% -
2015
$37,780
2.06% -
2014
$37,000
1.95% -
2013
$36,280
0.28% -
2012
$36,180
- -

Table 2. Pipelayers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in 12 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 occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $50,870. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $28,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,390
Mining
$46,000
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,160
Utilities
$44,550
Educational Services
$40,730
Construction
$38,430
Wholesale Trade
$38,370
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,010
Manufacturing
$30,660
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,990

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pipelayers by States

From the above tables we note that not only pipelayers 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 in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,710 to $73,170. The highest paying state for pipelayers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $73,170. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $29,710. For more salary information of pipelayers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$73,170
Illinois
$71,300
New Jersey
$66,820
Minnesota
$66,080
Massachusetts
$65,860
District of Columbia
$64,880
Washington
$64,190
Wisconsin
$60,740
Hawaii
$59,220
Missouri
$58,940
Connecticut
$58,380
New York
$55,300
Pennsylvania
$53,900
Iowa
$51,840
Oregon
$51,780
North Dakota
$51,340
California
$50,700
Montana
$49,510
Indiana
$46,300
New Hampshire
$45,580
Ohio
$45,580
Nevada
$41,770
Colorado
$41,380
Idaho
$40,040
Maryland
$39,930
Arizona
$39,630
Vermont
$39,490
Delaware
$38,750
Michigan
$38,600
Maine
$37,890
West Virginia
$37,370
South Dakota
$37,240
Utah
$36,990
Louisiana
$36,830
New Mexico
$36,760
Florida
$36,150
Nebraska
$36,140
Kentucky
$36,010
Wyoming
$35,610
South Carolina
$35,580
Georgia
$35,270
Virginia
$35,000
Tennessee
$33,560
Kansas
$32,970
North Carolina
$32,610
Rhode Island
$32,410
Alabama
$32,130
Oklahoma
$32,020
Texas
$31,870
Mississippi
$31,090
Puerto Rico
$30,380
Arkansas
$29,710



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