Gas Fitter Salary

A sizeable majority of Gas Fitters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.36 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Gas Fitters report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,000 - $71,514
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,695
10%
50%
90%

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$13.20 - $37.81
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Gas Fitters see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $67K.

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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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