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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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,910
25th Percentile Wage
$53,040
50th Percentile Wage
$64,190
75th Percentile Wage
$74,930
90th Percentile Wage
$81,450

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 $81,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,910.

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
$64,190
5.75% 14.53%
2016
$60,500
7.70% -
2015
$55,840
3.72% -
2014
$53,760
1.86% -
2013
$52,760
-3.98% -
2012
$54,860
- -

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 $46,050 to $73,100. The highest paying area for pipelayers in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $73,100. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $70,230). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$73,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$70,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$69,840
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$68,980
Bellingham
$65,540
Bremerton-Silverdale
$64,290
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$62,930
Longview
$58,970
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,590
Spokane
$56,380
Lewiston
$51,010
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,050
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$48,970
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$48,770
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,380
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,050




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