Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
SOC: 47-2152.00


Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
425,000 employed

Projected (2024):
474,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Fire Sprinkler Installer
  • Gas Main Fitter
  • Gas Plumber
  • Hydraulic Plumber
  • Industrial Gas Fitter
  • Marine Pipefitter
  • Marine Steamfitter
  • Master Plumber
  • Solar Thermal Installer
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Water Pump Installer

  • construction and extraction

    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580