Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salary

The average pay for a Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter is $12.78 per hour. A skill in Pipe Welding is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$25,393 - $51,097
$37K
MEDIAN: $36,973
50%

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$9.87 - $18.03
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.78
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$36,973  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $1,014  
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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$20,734 - $48,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $18.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.22 - $28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$100.67 - $1,014  
   
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).
)
$20,734 - $48,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

A person who works as a helper—pipelayer, plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter has a fairly labor-intensive job. As the name implies, the helper works to assist licensed workers in the field of plumbing and pipework. Helpers may be required to lift and hold heavy pipes while the pipefitter applies a weld to them. The helper can also be required to cut, lift, or extract old pipes or steam traps for repair or replacement.

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Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Tasks

  • Transport and lay out supplies and parts.
  • Prepare site and clean up after installations.
  • Secure, test, and calibrate installations.
  • Assemble, manufacture, or produce according to specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼2%

Experienced
▼2%

Skills That Affect Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲22%

Plumbing
▲2%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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