Gas Fitter Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Gas Fitters earn an average of $21.44 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Gas Fitter
Gas fitters generally work for companies which provide gas service operations and/or maintenance for residential and commercial buildings. They must fit pipes and fuse sockets and other parts together, and it's very important to get the correct fits in order to prevent leaks. They are also responsible for installing monitoring equipment and meters, soldering, and welding, so proficiency with welding equipment and equipment such as jackhammers, power fasteners, and drills is important in this position.Read More...
It is essential that gas fitters adhere to safety protocols at all times in order to avoid accidents. They are also required to be able to lift heavy items and bend and stoop to assist other staff members in digging to reach pipes. They may occasionally have to work in uncomfortable situations, such as confined environments or in harsh weather conditions to reach certain areas of the pipes. Cleanliness is also important, and work areas should always be left as they were prior to any work being done.
Communication skills are important in this position, as gas fitters generally work on teams; however, individual tasks are often carried out independently, so it is important to be self-motivated in order to complete projects in a timely manner. Some jobs require a minimum of a high school diploma, and a valid driver’s license is generally required to travel to different work locations.
Gas Fitter Tasks
- Maintain, test, and repair pipes.
- Fit and weld pipes safely.
- Layout and install pipes following blueprints and other specifications or directions.
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Pay by Experience Level for Gas Fitter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Gas Fitters make a median salary of $50K. Gas Fitters who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $63K.