Pipefitter Salary (United States)

A Pipefitter earns an average wage of $23.20 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
Pipefitter Total Pay (?
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$33,975 - $91,358
(Median)
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59K
79K
91K
MEDIAN: $59,318
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Pipefitter Total Pay (?
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$14.53 - $36.22
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36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,975 - $91,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,933  
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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$31,317 - $88,709  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 742
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $36.22  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $52.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,933  
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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$31,317 - $88,709  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 742
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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 by Experience Level for Pipefitter

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

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
up arrow 94%
Chicago
up arrow 77%
Mobile
up arrow 16%
Phoenix
up arrow 14%
Cincinnati
up arrow 9%
Norfolk
up arrow 2%
Detroit
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Houston
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Dallas
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Charlotte
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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up arrow 23%
National Average
$52,000

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 27%
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