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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
Southeast Minnesota 87063$38.48/hr$23.18/hr$28.13/hr$39.79/hr$49.45/hr$51.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities100$49.50/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services240$27.21/hr
Education and Health Services210$50.05/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration240$34.67/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$31.26/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$30.95/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 200$30.68/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$38.14/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 300$24.82/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 400$40.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 420$30.02/hr5.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 440$30.61/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 450$38.07/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 470$33.92/hr5.6%
Northwest Balance of State 540$30.20/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 560$31.11/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 590$30.32/hr3.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 690$38.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 870$39.79/hr6.3%
Central Minnesota 1,250$31.81/hr5.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,700$48.08/hr4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,210$42.96/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,450$39.89/hr4.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$25.54/hrN/A
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Carpenters 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%
Boilermakers 40$49.51/hr0.8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,140$31.27/hr3.2%
Electricians 11,210$32.52/hr8.1%
Rail Car Repairers 430$31.01/hr2.8%
Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers 660$47.61/hr5.8%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,910$31.63/hr4.1%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 50$19.51/hr7.4%

  • 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.