Pipe Welder Salary (United States)

A Pipe Welder earns an average wage of $21.39 per hour.
Pipe Welder Total Pay (?
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$29,590 - $119,195
(Median)
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120K
MEDIAN: $53,981
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Pipe Welder Total Pay (?
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$14.78 - $35.02
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$29,590 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
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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$32,985 - $103,418  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $35.02  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $50.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
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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$32,985 - $103,418  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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

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National Average
$52,000
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Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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$52,000
Welding
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Pipe Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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