Information About Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters

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Training

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
Training for Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters
Percent
Less than High School 19.4
High School 46.8
Some College 23.2
Associates Degree 6.2
Bachelors Degree 3.5
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 494,000 people in the United States- 12.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 75,000 more plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 175,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters make $24.92 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $13.60 $17.30 $22.90 $31.10 $39.50
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters make $51,830 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $28,310 $36,050 $47,750 $64,790 $82,310
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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