Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,200
25th Percentile Wage
$44,980
50th Percentile Wage
$61,140
75th Percentile Wage
$84,130
90th Percentile Wage
$116,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,200.

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
$61,140
3.06% 2.88%
2016
$59,270
-2.72% -
2015
$60,880
0.51% -
2014
$60,570
-1.55% -
2013
$61,510
3.46% -
2012
$59,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Washington ranges from $49,230 to $111,550. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $111,550. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $75,390). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $49,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$111,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$75,390
Tacoma
$71,550
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$66,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,940
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$65,220
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$61,340
Longview
$60,160
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,680
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$55,080
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,010
Bremerton-Silverdale
$52,620
Yakima
$52,480
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,230
Olympia
$51,170
Lewiston
$50,360
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,810
Spokane
$49,230




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