Pipe Welder Salary

A Pipe Welder earns an average wage of $22.37 per hour.
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$38,682 - $118,922
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $59,105
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50%
90%

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$15.61 - $36.87
(Median)
$16
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,682 - $118,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$35,500 - $105,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $36.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.45  
Overtime
$21.73 - $55.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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).
)
$35,500 - $105,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 730
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Job Description for Pipe Welder

Pipe welders have a physically intensive job in which they perform a variety of tasks, including assembling, installing and maintaining pipes for various processing systems; moving and handling objects; and communicating with colleagues on work-related tasks. They are also responsible for inspecting and repairing equipment, organizing and planning work activities, and operating vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Additionally, pipe welders may be responsible for training colleagues, and they must document any work they have performed.

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Pipe Welder Tasks

  • Install pipe hangers, valves, support structures, and other elements of pipe systems.
  • Select pipes of the proper type, size, and material for project, cut them to the correct length.
  • Arrange pipes according to blueprint and weld them together using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Follow safety procedures when operating equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipe Welder

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,252

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Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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National Average
$53,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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