Entry-Level Pipefitter Salary

Entry-Level Pipefitters can expect to earn an average of $18.88 per hour. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Pipefitters is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,719 - $76,840
$24K
$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,164
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$12.86 - $29.64
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MEDIAN: $18.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,719 - $76,840  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$28,257 - $73,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $29.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$17.89 - $44.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$28,257 - $73,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,965

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Entry-Level Pipefitters will find that Baton Rouge offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Entry-Level Pipefitters will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent) and Chicago (+18 percent).

Key Stats for Pipefitter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲30%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲11%

Welding
▲8%

Blueprints
▲7%

Pipe Welding
▲7%

National Average
$44,000

Pipe Fitter
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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