Number of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters employed in 2006: 502,000
Projected Number of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters that will be employed in 2016: 552,200
The numbers of positions for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is expected to increase by 10% between 2006 and 2016.
*Some careers have been clustered with closely related occupations for some statistics.
**Employment projections are derived from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Projections and Training Data, 2006-07 Edition