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List of Industries Employing Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

The following industries employ Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters ,  SOC Code  47-2152  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 27,700 37,200 9,500
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,500 1,600 100
Natural Gas Distribution   (NAICS 221200 ) 800 900 100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 600 800 200
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 500 700 200
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 400 400 0
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 400 600 200
Ship and Boat Building   (NAICS 336600 ) 400 400 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 300 300 0
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 100 200 100
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 100 100 0
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 100 200 100
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 100 100 0
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 100 100 0
Other Heavy Construction   (NAICS 237900 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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