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Pipe Welder Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Pipe Welder is $21.56 per hour. A skill in Pipe Welding is associated with high pay for this job.
Pipe Welder Salary (?
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$30,559 - $103,042
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,881
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Pipe Welder Salary (?
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$14.91 - $35.41
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,559 - $103,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
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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$32,614 - $104,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $35.41  
   
Overtime
$21.11 - $51.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
   
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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$32,614 - $104,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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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.

Common Career Paths for Pipe Welder

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipe Welder

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Pay Difference By Location

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$51,000
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Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
up arrow 20%
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%
National Average
$51,000
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%