Pipefitter Salary (United States)

A Pipefitter earns an average wage of $23.58 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.
Pipefitter Salary (?
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$34,239 - $96,576
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,318
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Pipefitter Salary (?
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$14.48 - $36.87
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,239 - $96,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $5,000  
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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$31,265 - $89,763  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $36.87  
   
Overtime
$20.06 - $53.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,265 - $89,763  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 686
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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.
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Phoenix
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Cincinnati
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New Orleans
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Detroit
0%
National Average
$52,000
San Diego
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Houston
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 27%
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