Browse Categories

Pipefitter Salary

Men make up the majority of Pipefitters in the United States, bringing in about $23.99 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Pipefitters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.
$33,975 - $95,303
(Median)
34K
59K
79K
95K
MEDIAN: $59,009
10%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.63 - $37.87
(Median)
15
18
24
30
38
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,975 - $95,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,042  
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).
)
$31,644 - $90,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $37.87  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $54.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,042  
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).
)
$31,644 - $90,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 700
United States (change)

Job Description for Pipefitter

A pipefitter is a tradesperson who lays out, puts together, produces, maintains, and repairs mechanical piping systems. The pipefitter will install, inspect, and maintain - as well as repair or replace, as needed - such equipment as pipes, pipelines, filters, steam traps, strainers, and valves. The tradesperson must be able to visually inspect pressure gauges and vacuum gauges to recommend any necessary repair work. Responsibilities also include testing equipment and piping for potentially dangerous and destructive issues such as excessive pressure or leaks.

Read More...

Pipefitter Tasks

  • Visually inspect pressure and vacuum gauges and recommend repair work if necessary.
  • Install, inspect and maintain repairs or replace pipes, pipelines filters, steam traps and strainers valves.
  • Handle and install pipes of various materials.
  • Test equipment and piping for pressure and leaks.

Common Career Paths for Pipefitter


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


As Pipefitters make advancements in their career path, salaries do not necessarily change. Higher-end positions, such as Maintenance Pipefitter, pay amounts similar to Pipefitters on average. A lot of Pipefitters advance their careers by becoming Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitters and Sprinkler Fitters. However, those positions offer $2K less and $7K less per year on average.

Pipefitter Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Pipefitter


Survey takers who work as Pipefitters report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 21 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Pipefitter

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Pipefitters. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Pipefitters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries


up arrow 21%


Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 20%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%