All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $166,191
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $19.09
    Median: $24.80
    Experienced: $30.99
  • Growth (2014-2019)5%
  • Openings (2014-2019)109
  • Current Employment 4,651
  • Projected Employment 4,764
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma

Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Plumbing
  • Repair
  • Pipe fitting
  • Blueprints
  • Hand Tools
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Customer service
  • Troubleshooting
  • English
  • Communication
  • Detail-Oriented

occupational tasks

  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking or soldering, brazing or welding equipment
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools
  • Keep records of work assignments
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks
  • Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly or installation of plumbing systems or components

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)