Pipelayer Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Pipelayer is $14.96 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Pipelayer Salary (?
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$10.82 - $25.86
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $25.86  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $36.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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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$23,406 - $58,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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Job Description for Pipelayer

  • 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 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$33,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 32%