Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters among Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,690
25th Percentile Wage
$46,040
50th Percentile Wage
$67,050
75th Percentile Wage
$76,800
90th Percentile Wage
$83,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,690.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$67,050
2.94% 17.67%
2017
$65,080
2.26% -
2016
$63,610
11.65% -
2015
$56,200
-4.40% -
2014
$58,670
5.32% -
2013
$55,550
0.63% -
2012
$55,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in state of Michigan ranges from $41,300 to $75,530. The highest paying area for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $75,530. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Flint (mean annual salary $73,030). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $41,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$75,530
Flint
$73,030
Kalamazoo-Portage
$72,190
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$70,920
Monroe
$69,880
Lansing-East Lansing
$67,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,890
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$63,640
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$57,910
South Bend-Mishawaka
$57,840
Bay City
$57,090
Battle Creek
$55,400
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$54,710
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$53,130
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$52,900
Midland
$51,680
Holland-Grand Haven
$51,260
Niles-Benton Harbor
$46,980
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$46,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,110
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,380
Jackson
$41,300




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