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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.02
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$23.11 $29.71 $38.64
Minnesota
$29.29 $39.02 $49.47
Central Minnesota
$24.03 $31.11 $43.24
Northeast Minnesota
$28.38 $31.16 $45.38
Northwest Minnesota
$23.62 $29.72 $38.91
Southeast Minnesota
$28.76 $39.15 $48.38
Southwest Minnesota
$23.37 $29.12 $37.87
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$30.85 $47.10 $50.20

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 8,450 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 12,082 new Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Area Employment Employment Change
U S 469,900 493,200 23,400 5%
Minnesota 11,164 11,694 530 4.7%
Central Minnesota 1,511 1,588 77 5.1%
Northeast Minnesota 534 564 30 5.6%
Northwest Minnesota 831 860 29 3.5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,294 1,375 81 6.3%
Southwest Minnesota 596 627 31 5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,529 6,837 308 4.7%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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