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How Much Does a Plumber/Pipefitter Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$43,000
$31,000
$43,000
$59,000
Plumber/pipefitters in the United States make an average salary of $43,666 per year or $20.99 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level plumber/pipefitter salary is roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out construction, automotive, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Alaska, and Nebraska provide the highest plumber/pipefitter salaries.
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Where Plumber/Pipefitters Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where plumber/pipefitters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Plumber/Pipefitters Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for plumber/pipefitters. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Iowa, New Mexico, and Florida.
City
Average Salary

Fremont, CA

Salary Range43k - 81k$60k$59,533

Maplewood, MN

Salary Range45k - 66k$55k$54,812

New York, NY

Salary Range38k - 68k$51k$51,426

Andover, MA

Salary Range38k - 67k$51k$51,299

Stamford, CT

Salary Range37k - 67k$50k$50,107

West Warwick, RI

Salary Range36k - 65k$49k$49,280

Ann Arbor, MI

Salary Range37k - 63k$49k$48,615

Lafayette, IN

Salary Range35k - 58k$46k$45,602

Colorado Springs, CO

Salary Range35k - 57k$45k$45,296

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range33k - 59k$45k$44,701
$26k
$81k

High Paying Plumber/Pipefitter Jobs

Which Companies Pay Plumber/Pipefitters The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Raytheon Company and KBR as they offer the highest salaries for plumber/pipefitters.
Company
Average Salary
Raytheon Company
Salary Range68k - 89k$78k$78,415
KBR
Salary Range62k - 85k$73k$73,006
3M
Salary Range62k - 82k$72k$72,094
EMCOR Group
Salary Range59k - 84k$71k$71,134
Tesla
Salary Range53k - 74k$63k$63,113
Pacific Architects and Engineers
Salary Range51k - 71k$61k$60,918
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Salary Range51k - 69k$60k$60,080
LD Holdings
Salary Range53k - 65k$59k$59,140
JLL
Salary Range52k - 62k$58k$57,600
ASA
Salary Range47k - 56k$52k$52,008
$41k
$89k

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    How Much Do Plumber/Pipefitters Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a plumber/pipefitter can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for plumber/pipefitters tend to be found in construction, automotive, and technology companies. In fact, plumber/pipefitters can make a yearly salary of $61,004 while working for construction companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Construction

    Salary Range51k - 71k$61k$61,004

    Automotive

    Salary Range51k - 72k$61k$60,843

    Technology

    Salary Range49k - 72k$60k$59,876

    Transportation

    Salary Range45k - 63k$54k$53,698

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range44k - 59k$52k$51,652

    Health Care

    Salary Range42k - 56k$49k$48,833
    $42k
    $72k

    How Experience Affects Plumber/Pipefitter Salaries

    The salary for a plumber/pipefitter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $58,896
    $58,896
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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    11/20/2020
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    $33,392
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    New Haven, CT
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    $75,132
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    Atlanta, GA
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    $54,053
    $54,053
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    Helena, MT
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    08/21/2020
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    $56,829
    $56,829
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    Industrial Trade Services
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    Cheyenne, WY
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    $58,436
    $58,436
    06/12/2020
    Plumber/Pipefitter Journeyman
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    Lafayette, IN
    Lafayette, IN
    04/17/2020
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    $41,740
    $41,740
    04/17/2020
    CCS Construction Staffing
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    Pipefitters & Plumbers
    Pipefitters & Plumbers
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    Georgetown, TX
    Georgetown, TX
    04/10/2020
    04/10/2020
    $39,653
    $39,653
    04/10/2020
    Plumber/Pipefitter Journeyman
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    Lafayette, IN
    Lafayette, IN
    03/13/2020
    03/13/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    03/13/2020