These Are The 10 States With The Highest Sprinkler Fitter Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do sprinkler fitters get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for sprinkler fitters by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for sprinkler fitters by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for sprinkler fitters after this adjustment? That would be Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Minnesota
  5. Michigan
  6. Indiana
  7. Oregon
  8. Washington
  9. West Virginia
  10. New York

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for sprinkler fitters from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $58720, so our index value would be:

$58,720 * (100 / 135.9) = $43,208

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for sprinkler fitters.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Sprinkler Fitter Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Illinois $79,841 $75,530 94.6
2 Missouri $70,199 $63,460 90.4
3 Wisconsin $68,564 $66,370 96.8
4 Minnesota $67,896 $68,440 100.8
5 Michigan $66,539 $59,220 89.0
6 Indiana $64,134 $57,400 89.5
7 Oregon $63,979 $73,960 115.6
8 Washington $63,108 $66,390 105.2
9 West Virginia $60,695 $56,690 93.4
10 New York $58,587 $76,750 131.0
11 Kentucky $58,475 $52,920 90.5
12 Montana $57,976 $58,440 100.8
13 Nebraska $57,947 $53,080 91.6
14 Ohio $57,611 $54,040 93.8
15 Pennsylvania $57,416 $58,220 101.4
16 New Jersey $56,899 $69,360 121.9
17 Kansas $56,818 $51,080 89.9
18 Delaware $56,429 $57,220 101.4
19 Oklahoma $55,134 $49,180 89.2
20 Tennessee $54,664 $48,870 89.4
21 Utah $54,505 $50,690 93.0
22 Alaska $54,180 $71,030 131.1
23 Idaho $54,049 $49,780 92.1
24 Iowa $53,472 $48,660 91.0
25 North Dakota $53,360 $53,040 99.4
26 Louisiana $53,196 $50,430 94.8
27 Wyoming $53,039 $48,690 91.8
28 Mississippi $51,979 $44,650 85.9
29 Massachusetts $51,259 $68,380 133.4
30 Texas $50,826 $46,100 90.7
31 Nevada $49,990 $51,640 103.3
32 Arizona $49,479 $48,490 98.0
33 Rhode Island $49,212 $59,400 120.7
34 Georgia $48,479 $44,310 91.4
35 Connecticut $48,418 $61,830 127.7
36 Colorado $47,793 $49,610 103.8
37 Maine $46,308 $51,310 110.8
38 New Mexico $45,647 $44,050 96.5
39 New Hampshire $45,632 $53,390 117.0
40 Alabama $45,460 $41,460 91.2
41 North Carolina $45,292 $42,530 93.9
42 Virginia $45,188 $45,550 100.8
43 Arkansas $44,282 $38,570 87.1
44 Maryland $44,215 $55,490 125.5
45 South Carolina $43,407 $43,060 99.2
46 California $43,208 $58,720 135.9
47 Vermont $42,130 $51,020 121.1
48 Florida $41,393 $40,690 98.3
49 South Dakota $40,838 $42,350 103.7
50 Hawaii $40,595 $68,160 167.9

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