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Pipelayers Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers among Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pipelayers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,820
25th Percentile Wage
$28,780
50th Percentile Wage
$35,000
75th Percentile Wage
$41,700
90th Percentile Wage
$51,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,820.

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
$35,000
-0.11% 8.37%
2016
$35,040
3.54% -
2015
$33,800
2.04% -
2014
$33,110
1.90% -
2013
$32,480
1.26% -
2012
$32,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Virginia ranges from $25,520 to $43,710. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Virginia is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $43,710. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,060). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lynchburg
$43,710
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$43,060
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$38,300
Richmond
$38,050
Harrisonburg
$36,170
Charlottesville
$35,320
Roanoke
$34,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$33,080
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$30,690
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$25,520




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