Gas Fitter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Gas Fitters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.36 per hour nationwide. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Gas Fitters. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,000 - $71,514
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,695
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90%

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$13.20 - $37.81
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,000 - $71,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$28,616 - $88,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $37.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$19.14 - $59.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$28,616 - $88,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.


For many Gas Fitters, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Gas Fitters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $67K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Gas Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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