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Pipelayers Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for pipelayers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pipelayers amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,000
25th Percentile Wage
$49,620
50th Percentile Wage
$60,500
75th Percentile Wage
$71,830
90th Percentile Wage
$79,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pipelayers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.23
25th Percentile Wage
$23.86
50th Percentile Wage
$29.09
75th Percentile Wage
$34.53
90th Percentile Wage
$38.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pipelayers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.15. The median hourly salary is $29.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.23.

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
201660,5007.70%9.32%
201555,8403.72%-
201453,7601.86%-
201352,760-3.98%-
201254,860--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pipelayers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pipelayers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pipelayers in state of Washington ranges from $50,050 to $69,870. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $69,870. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $66,020). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$69,870
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$66,020
Bellingham
$65,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,170
Bremerton-Silverdale
$62,740
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$55,450
Spokane
$54,450
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$52,610
Lewiston
$51,010
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,050


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