Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 9,550    2014: 9,930

Annual job postings

New: 190    Replacement: 270
(Total: 460)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.