Pipefitters with Blueprints skills take home an average $25.26 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too.

$35,759 - $92,439
(Median)
$36K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $58,461
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$15.32 - $37.01
(Median)
$15
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,759 - $92,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$35,129 - $91,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $37.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51  
Overtime
$21.66 - $52.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$35,129 - $91,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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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 $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Pipefitters with Blueprints skills bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Pipefitters with Blueprints skills who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,668

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Pipefitters with Blueprints skills, 67 percent higher than the national average. Pipefitters with Blueprints skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baton Rouge (+31 percent), Indianapolis (+24 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Pipefitters with Blueprints skills in Newport News make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Norfolk and Orlando (18 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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