Median pay for Entry-Level Pipefitters is around $19.13 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,229 - $72,705
$23K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $40,806
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$12.84 - $29.72
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MEDIAN: $19.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,229 - $72,705  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$27,896 - $72,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $29.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$17.91 - $44.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$397.32 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$27,896 - $72,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 500

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,017

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Baton Rouge offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Pipefitters, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Pipefitters will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 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 41 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 23%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 12%

Welding
up arrow 9%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Pipe Fitter
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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