Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters amongst West Virginia 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 West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,650
25th Percentile Wage
$37,330
50th Percentile Wage
$57,360
75th Percentile Wage
$73,330
90th Percentile Wage
$83,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,650.

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
$57,360
5.23% 24.32%
2016
$54,360
17.16% -
2015
$45,030
4.73% -
2014
$42,900
6.69% -
2013
$40,030
-8.44% -
2012
$43,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of West Virginia ranges from $32,960 to $71,190. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in West Virginia is Huntington-Ashland with a median annual salary of $71,190. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Charleston (mean annual salary $67,290). The lowest paying area is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntington-Ashland
$71,190
Charleston
$67,290
Cumberland
$67,270
Steubenville-Weirton
$62,380
Wheeling
$57,990
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$56,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$56,250
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$45,220
Winchester
$43,080
Morgantown
$42,940
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$39,020
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,960




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