Highest Paying Industries for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Metal Ore Mining37.1577260
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events36.776330
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries36.2775450
Mining (except Oil and Gas)36.1775240
Spectator Sports35.9974870
Waste Treatment and Disposal33.1468930
Scientific Research and Development Services32.9668550
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences32.9668550
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution32.7868170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing32.7568120
Hospitals, Local government owned32.6267850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned32.6267850
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned32.2267020
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.9566460
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned31.0764620
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.8864230
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing30.7163880
Activities Related to Real Estate30.6463720
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing30.5463530
Beverage Manufacturing30.3663150
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills30.2762970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.262820
Rail Transportation30.1162640
Paper Manufacturing29.9862350
Natural Gas Distribution29.9162200
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing29.8562090
Other Building Equipment Contractors29.7461870
Real Estate29.6661700
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing29.5761500
Lessors of Real Estate29.2460810
Management of Companies and Enterprises29.160540
Chemical Manufacturing29.0660450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing28.9560210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing28.8960090
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers28.7159710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.4659190
Investigation and Security Services28.358870
Security Systems Services28.358870
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing28.2758800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services28.1158470
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.7357680
Educational Support Services, Local government owned27.7157630
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing27.6757550
Educational Services, Privately owned27.6557510
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.6557510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned27.5857360
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27.5657320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing27.5457290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.5457280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing27.3456860
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.3456860
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.2656690
Drywall and Insulation Contractors27.1856540
Basic Chemical Manufacturing27.1456440
Hospitals, Privately owned26.9155970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.755530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)26.6555440
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors26.6255380
Building Equipment Contractors26.6255360
Junior colleges, Local government owned26.4454990
Specialty Trade Contractors26.4354970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.3754850
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing26.2454580
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing26.2254540
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction26.1454370
Engineering Services26.1454370
Facilities Support Services26.1254320
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations26.0654210
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.0654210
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers25.9453950
Food Manufacturing25.9353940
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.9153890
All industries, private ownership only25.8353730
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.8253710
Federal Executive Branch25.8153690
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)25.7953640
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods25.7953630
Grain and Oilseed Milling25.7753610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.6853420
All industries25.653240
Tobacco Manufacturing25.4853000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.4853000
Oil and Gas Extraction25.4252870
State government, including schools and hospitals25.452840
Wholesale Trade25.452820
Support Activities for Transportation25.3452720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance25.3152650
Coal Mining25.2452500
Nonresidential Building Construction25.2152440
Hospitals, State government owned25.2152440
Casino Hotels25.1752360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.1352270
Educational Services, State government owned25.0852170
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.0252050
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing24.8351640
Construction of Buildings24.7851550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services24.7551480
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.6551270
Traveler Accommodation24.6151190
Repair and Maintenance24.651170
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers24.4950950
Accommodation and Food Services24.4550850
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing24.4150770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors24.3250580
Gambling Industries24.2850510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services24.2850500
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing24.2150350
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.250340
Primary Metal Manufacturing24.1350180
Transportation and Warehousing24.1150150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.0349990
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors23.9849870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.949710
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas23.849510
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.7449370
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.749290
Masonry Contractors23.6449180
Rubber Product Manufacturing23.649090
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers23.5448970
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers23.4848830
Support Activities for Mining23.4748820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned23.4248700
Services to Buildings and Dwellings23.448670
Pipeline Transportation23.3748610
Educational Services, Local government owned23.3548570
Junior colleges, State government owned23.2848410
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.0147860
Support Activities for Water Transportation22.9847790
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.9447710
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned22.7747360
Residential Building Construction22.7147230
Federal, State, and Local Government22.6547120
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service22.6547120
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance22.647010
Utility System Construction22.5946990
Ship and Boat Building22.5546900
Administrative and Support Services22.2746330
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services22.2546290
Local government, including schools and hospitals22.2546280
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.2346240
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing22.246170
Machine Shops22.246170
Waste Management and Remediation Services22.1946160
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries22.1946150
Miscellaneous Store Retailers22.1546070
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers22.1546070
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil22.0245800
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.0145780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.9945730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.9145570
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel21.8945540
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services21.745140
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers21.544720
Nonstore Retailers21.2744230
Direct Selling Establishments21.2444170
Water, Sewage and Other Systems21.244090
Employment Services2143680
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers20.7843230
Retail Trade20.6442940
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing20.3442300
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing20.3342280
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods20.2742160
Machinery Manufacturing19.9641520
Other Specialty Trade Contractors19.9341460
Testing Laboratories19.740980
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing19.6840940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction19.239940
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing1939520
Other Support Services18.9639450
Landscaping Services18.538480
Land Subdivision18.4438360
Wood Product Manufacturing17.7636930
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.3236030
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.0335430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing16.6334590
Building Material and Supplies Dealers16.2533800
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.9133100

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