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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
472152  Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10,823 11,395 572 5.29 % 200 57 143 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    7,680  71 % 8,180  72 % 500  6 % $68,030
Specialty Trade Contractors    7,380  68 % 7,840  69 % 460  6 % $67,480
Educational Services    290  3 % 310  3 % 20  7 % $69,930
Educational Services    290  3 % 310  3 % 20  7 % $69,930
Construction of Buildings    190  2 % 200  2 % 10  7 % $100,640
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    120  1 % 130  1 % 10  13 % $51,310
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    120  1 % 120  1 % 0  -1 % $63,340
Health Care and Social Assistance    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  9 % $70,990
Hospitals    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  9 % $70,990
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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