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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Pipelayers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,320
25th Percentile Wage
$30,760
50th Percentile Wage
$38,410
75th Percentile Wage
$51,870
90th Percentile Wage
$67,550

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 $67,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,320. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% 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 from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,4101.64%5.81%
201537,7802.06%-
201437,0001.95%-
201336,2800.28%-
201236,180--

Table 2. Pipelayers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pipelayers in 8 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 mining sector with an annual salary $45,350. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $32,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$45,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,820
Wholesale Trade
$39,130
Construction
$38,580
Utilities
$38,480
Educational Services
$38,260
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,980
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,630

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 $28,980 to $69,160. The highest paying state for pipelayers is Illinois with a median annual salary of $69,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,980. For more salary information of pipelayers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Illinois
$69,160
Massachusetts
$67,900
New Jersey
$66,620
Minnesota
$64,130
Missouri
$62,480
Wisconsin
$61,160
Washington
$60,500
Connecticut
$58,510
Hawaii
$55,970
Montana
$53,680
New York
$49,880
Oregon
$49,560
District of Columbia
$49,100
California
$49,000
Pennsylvania
$48,360
Iowa
$47,290
New Hampshire
$45,930
North Dakota
$44,980
Ohio
$44,520
Indiana
$44,490
Michigan
$42,240
Nevada
$42,210
Louisiana
$40,500
Arizona
$39,720
Maryland
$39,640
Kansas
$39,410
Colorado
$39,290
West Virginia
$39,210
Georgia
$38,480
Maine
$38,150
Idaho
$37,880
Utah
$37,420
Delaware
$37,200
Vermont
$36,930
Nebraska
$36,250
New Mexico
$36,080
Florida
$35,250
Virginia
$35,040
South Dakota
$34,610
South Carolina
$34,550
Wyoming
$34,500
Oklahoma
$33,420
Kentucky
$33,410
Tennessee
$33,150
Alabama
$32,860
Rhode Island
$32,410
North Carolina
$32,240
Texas
$31,620
Arkansas
$31,190
Mississippi
$30,180
Puerto Rico
$28,980


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