Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
54,080 2.9 % $14.73 $30,640 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.89 $11.65 $13.96 $17.12 $20.90
Annual Wage (2) $20,570 $24,220 $29,030 $35,610 $43,470


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 41,700 2.09 $14.44 $30,030
Utility System Construction 3,600 0.73 $15.28 $31,780
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,180 0.42 $16.97 $35,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 720 0.01 $19.14 $39,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 710 0.11 $14.64 $30,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 41,700 2.09 $14.44 $30,030
Utility System Construction 3,600 0.73 $15.28 $31,780
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,180 0.42 $16.97 $35,300
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 260 0.23 $14.19 $29,510
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.15 $15.95 $33,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 60 0.02 $20.50 $42,640
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $19.63 $40,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 720 0.01 $19.14 $39,800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 290 0.11 $17.72 $36,860
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,180 0.42 $16.97 $35,300


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,160 0.78 2.03 $15.05 $31,300
Florida 4,380 0.53 1.38 $13.08 $27,210
North Carolina 3,240 0.77 1.99 $14.04 $29,200
New York 3,020 0.33 0.86 $18.65 $38,800
California 2,800 0.18 0.45 $16.36 $34,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,560 1.33 3.46 $14.25 $29,650
New Mexico 850 1.06 2.75 $14.02 $29,160
South Carolina 1,800 0.91 2.36 $14.18 $29,490
Oklahoma 1,400 0.88 2.29 $15.05 $31,300
Texas 9,160 0.78 2.03 $15.05 $31,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $23.30 $48,470
Hawaii 130 0.20 0.53 $20.90 $43,480
District of Columbia 490 0.70 1.81 $18.72 $38,950
Washington 460 0.15 0.39 $18.68 $38,860
New York 3,020 0.33 0.86 $18.65 $38,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,090 1.05 2.74 $17.04 $35,450
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.37 0.97 $18.63 $38,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.72 1.87 $15.77 $32,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.50 1.31 $15.23 $31,670
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,250 1.30 3.37 $13.26 $27,590
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,220 1.05 2.73 $14.29 $29,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.39 1.00 $15.51 $32,260
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 920 1.65 4.28 $13.85 $28,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 900 0.92 2.38 $12.94 $26,920
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 880 0.90 2.33 $14.91 $31,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 330 3.21 8.32 $16.60 $34,530
Mobile, AL 390 2.28 5.92 $11.63 $24,190
Hattiesburg, MS 100 1.72 4.47 $12.29 $25,570
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 920 1.65 4.28 $13.85 $28,810
Baton Rouge, LA 650 1.63 4.24 $14.35 $29,850
Sumter, SC 60 1.61 4.19 $14.66 $30,490
Rapid City, SD 100 1.58 4.09 $14.73 $30,640
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 360 1.47 3.82 $14.09 $29,300
Abilene, TX 90 1.45 3.75 $14.53 $30,210
Tulsa, OK 580 1.34 3.48 $15.83 $32,930