Includes pipefitters and steamfitters. 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)

Average wage in the State of Hawaii (2022)*:
$76,530 / per year

Typical Entry -Level Education**:
High school diploma or equivalent

On-the-job Training**:

Work Environment**:
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses, and other places where there are pipes and related systems. Plumbers are often on call for emergencies, so evening and weekend work is common.

How to Become a Carpenter**:
Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship. Some attend a vocational-technical school before receiving on-the-job training. Most states require plumbers to be licensed.

* State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism “Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics” Data (2022) (

** Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (