Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters among Wisconsin 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,570
25th Percentile Wage
$50,400
50th Percentile Wage
$67,920
75th Percentile Wage
$81,900
90th Percentile Wage
$96,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.05
25th Percentile Wage
$24.23
50th Percentile Wage
$32.65
75th Percentile Wage
$39.38
90th Percentile Wage
$46.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.46. The median hourly salary is $32.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.05.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,920-0.46%4.03%
201568,230-0.01%-
201468,2401.11%-
201367,4803.41%-
201265,180--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Wisconsin ranges from $29,330 to $82,760. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Wisconsin is Janesville with a median annual salary of $82,760. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $82,220). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Janesville
$82,760
Lake County-Kenosha County
$82,220
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$77,360
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$75,290
Fond du Lac
$74,890
Oshkosh-Neenah
$74,600
Madison
$74,460
Duluth
$70,960
Green Bay
$68,870
Sheboygan
$68,750
Eau Claire
$68,470
Appleton
$67,850
La Crosse
$64,190
Racine
$58,600
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$58,450
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,920
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,790
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,570
Wausau
$49,330
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$29,330



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