Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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 sprinkler fitters.

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

About this Career Path

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 sprinkler fitters.

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Environment

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses, and any place where there are pipes or septic systems. Plumbers are often on call for emergencies, so evening and weekend work is fairly common.

Salary Breakdown

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

$61,100

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$33,460

ENTRY LEVEL

$56,330

MID LEVEL

$98,990

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

8,911

Current Available Jobs

493,200

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

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KNOWLEDGE

Design

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KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Judgment and Decision Making

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SKILL

Repairing

S

SKILL

Troubleshooting

S

SKILL

Monitoring

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ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

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ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

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ABILITY

Manual Dexterity