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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.

Occupation Projection for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472152  Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13,625 15,805 2,180 16.00 % 534 984 218 1,736 High school diploma or equivalent 

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    10,260  75 % 12,240  77 % 1,980  19 % $66,290
Specialty Trade Contractors    9,720  71 % 11,630  74 % 1,910  20 % $65,710
Construction of Buildings    420  3 % 480  3 % 60  14 % $83,070
Utilities    380  3 % 390  2 % 10  3 % $73,810
Utilities    380  3 % 390  2 % 10  3 % $73,810
Educational Services    250  2 % 280  2 % 30  12 % $72,620
Educational Services    250  2 % 280  2 % 30  12 % $72,620
Health Care and Social Assistance    150  1 % 160  1 % 10  5 % $72,930
Hospitals    150  1 % 160  1 % 10  5 % $72,930
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    140  1 % 140  1 % 0  5 % $64,730
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    120  1 % 130  1 % 10  14 % $55,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  5 % $70,530
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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