Pipefitters with Welding skills can expect wages of $25.05 per hour on average. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Pipefitters with Welding skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,619 - $93,515
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$70K
$94K
MEDIAN: $69,509
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$15.93 - $40.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,619 - $93,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,500  
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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$35,452 - $95,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.93 - $40.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$23.32 - $57.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,500  
   
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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$35,452 - $95,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipefitter

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Pipefitters with Welding skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $60K.

Key Stats for Pipefitter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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