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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (47-2152)

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1307 1411 7.96 40 111 161
United States 500300 568600 0.0 15600 43700 66100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 29.37 16.09 20.35 27.08 36.24 47.59
Alaska 42.38 28.77 34.67 42.31 49.09 58.96
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.17 29.49 35.46 43.35 48.83 53.81
Fairbanks North Star Borough 45.33 28.26 34.21 41.75 53.14 73.05
Balance of State 41.29 26.87 33.82 39.77 48.58 61.40

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.