The average wage for a Pipe Welder is $22.93 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$36,898 - $121,934
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MEDIAN: $60,264
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$16.18 - $37.83
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MEDIAN: $22.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,898 - $121,934  
   
Bonus
$491.32 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$36,010 - $104,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.18 - $37.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.24  
Overtime
$21.38 - $58.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.32 - $20,000  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$36,010 - $104,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 684

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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

  • Arrange pipes according to blueprint and weld them together using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Follow safety procedures when operating equipment.
  • 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.

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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: $54,093

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Key Stats for Pipe Welder

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries




Pipe Welding
0%

Welding
0%

National Average
$54,000


Pipe welder
up arrow 8%

Pipe Fitting
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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