Pipelayer Salary

A Pipelayer earns an average wage of $15.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$20,273 - $50,507
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$51K
MEDIAN: $41,065
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50%
90%

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$11.48 - $25.32
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,273 - $50,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
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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$24,965 - $59,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $37.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
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).
)
$24,965 - $59,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Pipelayer

Pipelayers are specialized construction workers who are typically among the first workers engaged in new construction. They are tasked with digging trenches and slots in the ground and dropping in pipe that will connect houses and businesses in new construction to water and sewer main lines. In projects that involve large areas like new subdivisions or business parks, pipelayers also help install storm drains and drainage pipes that carry away excess ground water. Pipelayers also work in the energy industry by helping to lay oil and gas pipelines which cover wide areas to carry these fuels from fields to refineries to consumers.

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Pipelayer Tasks

  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for sealing.
  • Install and repair sanitary and stormwater sewer structures and pipe systems.
  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints.
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipelayer

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

Pipelayer Reviews

What is it like working as a Pipelayer?

Pipelayer in Roanoke:
"Great."
Pros: Working outside and being able to work with people I like.
Cons: When I don't work because of the weather.

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Experience Affects Pipelayer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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