Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
55,530 3.1 % $14.40 $29,950 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $11.28 $13.70 $16.82 $20.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,050 $23,470 $28,500 $34,980 $41,640


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 43,410 2.29 $14.09 $29,310
Utility System Construction 4,290 0.89 $15.11 $31,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,420 0.47 $16.68 $34,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 830 0.02 $18.06 $37,560
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 640 0.10 $13.93 $28,980

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 43,410 2.29 $14.09 $29,310
Utility System Construction 4,290 0.89 $15.11 $31,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,420 0.47 $16.68 $34,700
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 290 0.27 $14.32 $29,780
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 70 0.14 $14.81 $30,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $21.92 $45,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $20.27 $42,160
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 80 0.02 $18.41 $38,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 830 0.02 $18.06 $37,560
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $16.68 $34,700


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 10,070 0.87 2.16 $14.68 $30,530
Florida 3,920 0.49 1.23 $12.64 $26,290
North Carolina 3,290 0.80 1.98 $13.42 $27,920
California 3,100 0.20 0.50 $15.61 $32,460
New York 2,980 0.33 0.82 $16.38 $34,070




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 2,830 1.46 3.62 $14.54 $30,230
Oklahoma 1,620 1.01 2.51 $13.85 $28,810
New Mexico 790 0.99 2.46 $13.95 $29,020
South Carolina 1,700 0.88 2.18 $13.50 $28,080
Texas 10,070 0.87 2.16 $14.68 $30,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.15 0.36 $22.89 $47,600
Washington 740 0.25 0.62 $22.56 $46,920
District of Columbia 360 0.53 1.32 $18.99 $39,500
Oregon 160 0.09 0.23 $17.63 $36,680
Minnesota 300 0.11 0.27 $17.54 $36,490





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 3,770 1.29 3.19 $15.90 $33,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,640 0.41 1.01 $16.84 $35,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.67 1.67 $15.49 $32,220
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.20 2.98 $14.69 $30,550
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,110 1.00 2.48 $12.61 $26,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.46 1.14 $14.39 $29,920
Baton Rouge, LA 1,000 2.57 6.37 $15.04 $31,270
Austin-Round Rock, TX 970 1.04 2.58 $13.51 $28,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 930 0.38 0.93 $15.01 $31,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.19 0.46 $15.29 $31,810




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 350 3.58 8.88 $15.94 $33,160
Baton Rouge, LA 1,000 2.57 6.37 $15.04 $31,270
Sumter, SC 90 2.54 6.30 $14.92 $31,040
Odessa, TX 150 2.03 5.04 $14.74 $30,650
Monroe, LA 140 1.86 4.61 $13.92 $28,960
Midland, TX 160 1.71 4.25 $14.03 $29,180
Alexandria, LA 100 1.68 4.16 $13.69 $28,480
Owensboro, KY 80 1.64 4.07 $12.69 $26,390
Santa Fe, NM 100 1.61 4.00 $15.69 $32,640
Mobile, AL 270 1.60 3.97 $11.80 $24,540