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 - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by area of the country. Apprentices usually begin at about half the wage rate paid to experienced plumbers and pipefitters. Wages increase regularly as their skills improve.

Full-time salaried plumbers may earn benefits. These typically include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. After an initial waiting period, apprentices receive the same benefits as experienced plumbers and pipefitters. 

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (SOC 47-2152)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $30.51 $43.85 $51.94
Yearly $63,454 $91,207 $108,044
    Champaign Area Hourly $20.09 $29.69 $45.16
Yearly $41,778 $61,764 $93,939
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $20.82 $31.75 $38.61
Yearly $43,299 $66,050 $80,309
    Cook County Hourly $31.78 $46.08 $54.68
Yearly $66,095 $95,837 $113,724
    Decatur Area Hourly $20.05 $24.37 $28.11
Yearly $41,713 $50,689 $58,464
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $37.46 $44.34 $50.13
Yearly $77,926 $92,222 $104,279
    Du Page County Hourly $28.99 $43.39 $52.14
Yearly $60,309 $90,255 $108,459
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $36.43 $43.64 $48.68
Yearly $75,767 $90,773 $101,264
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $24.43 $40.03 $46.27
Yearly $50,806 $83,252 $96,232
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $43.61 $50.98 $57.00
Yearly $90,701 $106,038 $118,568
    Lake County Hourly $39.94 $45.55 $51.39
Yearly $83,083 $94,736 $106,888
    McHenry County Hourly $29.09 $39.57 $54.05
Yearly $60,515 $82,304 $112,417
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $31.50 $42.93 $47.48
Yearly $65,523 $89,290 $98,768
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $18.05 $24.52 $29.82
Yearly $37,550 $51,009 $62,036
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $29.83 $37.88 $45.29
Yearly $62,050 $78,797 $94,206
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $28.18 $39.91 $46.25
Yearly $58,607 $83,008 $96,201
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $26.59 $32.96 $43.85
Yearly $55,307 $68,548 $91,206
    Rockford Area Hourly $26.02 $41.15 $50.44
Yearly $54,128 $85,601 $104,921
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $24.42 $43.03 $47.65
Yearly $50,800 $89,504 $99,103
    Springfield Area Hourly $34.13 $43.71 $47.37
Yearly $70,984 $90,916 $98,533
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $36.76 $43.11 $47.16
Yearly $76,451 $89,671 $98,101
    Vermilion County Hourly $19.88 $28.41 $38.29
Yearly $41,353 $59,091 $79,642
    Will County Hourly $32.41 $46.84 $55.46
Yearly $67,407 $97,419 $115,360
United States Hourly $19.82 $26.52 $35.28
Yearly $41,230 $55,160 $73,380

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.