Pipelayer Salary

A Pipelayer earns an average wage of $15.63 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Pipe Layer and heavy equipment operator. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$35,608 - $66,819
$47K
MEDIAN: $46,600
50%

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$12.37 - $24.91
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.73
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$46,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$27,514 - $63,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$18.73 - $43.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$27,514 - $63,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipelayer

Pay by Experience for a Pipelayer has a positive trend. An entry-level Pipelayer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 152 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pipelayer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Pipelayer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 57 salaries. A Pipelayer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pipelayer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Pipelayer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Pipelayer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Pipelayer Salaries

Pipe Layer
▲32%

heavy equipment operator
▲22%

Machine Operation
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

pipelayer
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 50%
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