SOC Code 47-2152 - Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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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 sprinkler fitters.


SOC Code 47-2152 - Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 442,870 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $28.75 and average Annual Wage of $59,800.

Occupation Examples

  • Fire Sprinkler Installer
  • Gas Main Fitter
  • Gas Plumber
  • Hydraulic Plumber
  • Industrial Gas Fitter
  • Marine Pipefitter
  • Marine Steamfitter
  • Master Plumber
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plumber
  • Solar Thermal Installer
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Steamfitter
  • Water Pump Installer

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