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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,940
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$67,250
75th Percentile Wage
$84,530
90th Percentile Wage
$97,620

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 $97,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,940.

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
$67,250
-1.00% 3.08%
2016
$67,920
-0.46% -
2015
$68,230
-0.01% -
2014
$68,240
1.11% -
2013
$67,480
3.41% -
2012
$65,180
- -

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 $41,570 to $83,600. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $83,600. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $81,700). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$83,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$81,700
Janesville
$80,390
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$77,440
Duluth
$76,680
Madison
$75,850
Fond du Lac
$71,630
Eau Claire
$71,210
Appleton
$68,460
La Crosse
$66,570
Sheboygan
$65,990
Racine
$63,500
Green Bay
$60,880
Wausau
$59,660
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$58,450
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,630
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,960
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,740
Oshkosh-Neenah
$56,350
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$41,570




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