Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

Current openings

Plumber Assistant 13

Number of positions

2012: 1,800    2014: 1,920

Annual job postings

New: 60    Replacement: 50
(Total: 110)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


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