Pipefitters with Welding skills take home an average $25.11 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,521 - $92,738
(Median)
$35K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,770
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90%

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$16.27 - $41.18
(Median)
$16
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,521 - $92,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,489  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$36,069 - $97,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.27 - $41.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$23.12 - $59.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$36,069 - $97,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Pay by Experience Level for Pipefitter

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pipefitters with Welding skills make a median salary of $68K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Pipefitters with Welding skills report making only $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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