A Pipefitter earns an average wage of $22.83 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Welding.
Pipefitter Total Pay (?
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$34,610 - $87,352
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87K
MEDIAN: $54,725
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Pipefitter Total Pay (?
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$14.59 - $35.64
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28
36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,610 - $87,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,025  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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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$31,508 - $86,353  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $35.64  
   
Overtime
$20.05 - $52.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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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$31,508 - $86,353  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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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
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Norfolk
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National Average
$51,000
Dallas
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Houston
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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National Average
$51,000
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Gender
Female
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female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%
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