Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 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 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,580
25th Percentile Wage
$37,240
50th Percentile Wage
$47,270
75th Percentile Wage
$58,220
90th Percentile Wage
$67,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,270
6.01% 9.58%
2016
$44,430
0.59% -
2015
$44,170
0.97% -
2014
$43,740
0.48% -
2013
$43,530
1.81% -
2012
$42,740
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Virginia ranges from $32,030 to $56,600. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Virginia is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,600. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $51,910). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$56,600
Richmond
$51,910
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$50,990
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$47,150
Charlottesville
$44,180
Harrisonburg
$44,090
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$40,330
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$39,600
Lynchburg
$37,710
Danville
$37,140
Roanoke
$35,790
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,030




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