Career Outlook for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Also known as:  Fire Sprinkler Installer, Gas Main Fitter, Gas Plumber, Hydraulic Plumber, Industrial Gas Fitter, Marine Pipefitter, Marine Steamfitter, Master Plumber, Pipe Fitter, Plumber
The overall job outlook for Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 15.45 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.57 percent per year. Demand for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters is expected to go up, with an expected 211,700 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.38 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in the following states
California 32,770
Texas 29,590
New York 21,850
Florida 20,100
Illinois 17,200
Pennsylvania 13,610
Virginia 13,170
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Virgin Islands 90
Guam 220
Vermont 770
Puerto Rico 930
District of Columbia 980
South Dakota 1,010
North Dakota 1,070