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Occupational Employment Statistics


47-2152 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 sprinklerfitters.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 1,48083$34.69/hr$23.01/hr$25.22/hr$31.56/hr$40.96/hr$50.25/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$45.59/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services180$25.30/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$51.38/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$29.02/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$37.24/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$32.20/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 160$30.19/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 210$28.03/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 220$38.89/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$28.84/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 360$40.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$39.23/hr5.6%
Southwest Minnesota 450$29.93/hr5.2%
Rochester MN MSA 450$39.66/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 520$29.77/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 570$30.44/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 620$28.55/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 690$28.92/hr3.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 770$32.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 920$37.22/hr6.3%
Central Minnesota 1,480$31.56/hr5.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,350$41.29/hr4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,040$40.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,430$37.72/hr4.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$23.16/hrN/A
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Carpenters 17,190$29.40/hr1.3%
Boilermakers 90$46.62/hr0.8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,490$33.39/hr3.2%
Electricians 11,850$35.79/hr8.1%
Rail Car Repairers 350$37.58/hr2.8%
Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers 470$48.77/hr5.8%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,370$30.14/hr4.1%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic N/AN/A7.4%

  • Keep records of work assignments.
  • Inspect work sites for obstructions or holes that could cause structural weakness.
  • Apply weather seal, such as pipe flashings and sealants, to roof penetrations and structural devices.
  • Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.
  • Attach pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment.
  • Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
  • Cut, thread, or hammer pipes to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders.
  • Install circulating pumps using pipe, fittings, soldering equipment, electrical supplies, and hand tools.
  • Fill water tanks and check tanks, pipes, and fittings for leaks.
  • Install solar collector mounting devices on tile, asphalt, shingle, or built-up gravel roofs, using appropriate materials and penetration methods.