Pipefitters


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Central, West Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, Northern Stateline, Northwest, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, Statewide
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Pipefitters

Pipefitters - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Plumbing contractors

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be about as fast as average. Demand for plumbers is expected to come from new building construction and stricter water standards for plumbing systems, such as low-flow toilets and showerheads. The construction of new power plants and factories should increase demand for pipefitters. Additional jobs will stem from the repair and maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial pipe systems. It will also stem from building renovation.

Jobs for plumbers and pipefitters are usually less affected by the economy than other construction trades. This is because plumbing repairs often cannot be put off. Job opportunities will be best for those with experience and formal or apprenticeship training.

Plumbers and Pipefitters (CIS 100413)

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Illinois
17,305
Very large
&
14.2%
5.8%
>>>>
2,158
Very High
  Champaign Area
360
Very large
&
19.2%
7.0%
>>>>
47
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
309
Large
&
18.1%
5.0%
>>>>
40
Very High
  Cook County
6,226
Large
&
13.4%
5.6%
>>>>
769
Very High
  Decatur Area
226
Very large
&
11.5%
7.0%
>>>>
28
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,081
Very large
&
15.1%
9.7%
>>>>
136
Very High
  Du Page County
2,300
Very large
&
11.6%
5.4%
>>>>
278
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
354
Very large
&
21.5%
5.1%
>>>>
48
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
131
Large
&
19.8%
7.0%
>>>>
18
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
232
Very large
&
0.9%
5.2%
>>>>
24
High
  Lake County
956
Very large
&
20.0%
8.6%
>>>>
127
Very High
  McHenry County
547
Very large
&
28.9%
6.8%
>>>>
81
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
256
Very large
&
9.0%
6.8%
>>>>
30
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
372
Very large
&
9.9%
3.6%
>>>>
44
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
798
Very large
&
10.2%
7.3%
>>>>
94
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
218
Large
&
8.7%
4.3%
>>>>
25
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
302
Very large
&
2.0%
5.7%
>>>>
32
High
  Rockford Area
551
Very large
&
21.4%
7.6%
>>>>
75
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
148
Very large
&
-0.7%
2.4%
>>>>
15
High
  Springfield Area
352
Large
&
13.4%
4.7%
>>>>
44
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
472
Very large
&
20.1%
6.4%
>>>>
64
Very High
  Vermilion County
60
Large
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Will County
1,124
Very large
&
16.5%
9.1%
>>>>
143
Very High
United States
490,200
Very large
&
4.3%
3.7%
>>>>
49,800
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.