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

The average pay for a Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter is $13.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$19,266 - $124,162
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$120K
MEDIAN: $30,967
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$9.71 - $18.29
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,266 - $124,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$20,432 - $45,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $18.29  
   
Overtime
$14.44 - $26.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$20,432 - $45,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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

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

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Experience Affects Helper--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 46%
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