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.

$30,410 - $103,564
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$100K
MEDIAN: $41,233
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$14.03 - $38.20
(Median)
$14
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,410 - $103,564  
   
Bonus
$1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$29,930 - $87,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $38.20  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $62.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,474  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,930 - $87,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Gas Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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