Piping Designer Salary

A sizeable majority of Piping Designers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $33.39 per hour. In the world of Piping Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $125K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction for Piping Designers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,185 - $121,019
$49K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,200
10%
50%
90%

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$22.24 - $56.88
$22
$33
$57
MEDIAN: $33.39
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,185 - $121,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$49,734 - $125,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.24 - $56.88  
   
Overtime
$31.27 - $72.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$49,734 - $125,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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Job Description for Piping Designer

Piping designers are responsible for all aspects of the design, implementation, and maintenance of piping construction. This includes using drafting software and extensive research into existing piping structures to design new piping to meet current needs. This requires coordination with other engineering and planning groups to understand the project scope and needs, as well as where piping needs to go. Piping designers must work within a strict budget framework and develop alternative plans for piping needs with a variety of costs, materials, and layouts to allow for flexibility in construction. They must meet proper safety guidelines, as well as ensure structural integrity and the ability to meet proper pipe pressures. They must ensure there is a sufficient layout of pumps, exchangers, and pressure vessels to meet site requirements related to pressure, temperature, and suction. Piping designers then must ensure completion of design and make any changes necessary as the piping is implemented.

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Piping Designer Tasks

  • Use software to design piping projects according to best practices.
  • Manage projects, set schedules and identify obstacles and challenges.
  • Create, disseminate and review drawings, diagrams and models and associated documentation.
  • Develop, review and update documentation like plans, equipment lists and schedules.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Piping Designer


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 71 percent less than the top paying company ($76K).

Popular Skills for Piping Designer


Piping Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know pds can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. Microstation and Cadworx are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 33 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD. Those proficient in AutoCAD are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Piping Designer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Piping Designers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. For Piping Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,020

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Piping Designers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Piping Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+28 percent), Lake Charles (+18 percent), Tulsa (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 26 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Baton Rouge and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Piping Designer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries

▲32%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$75,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

pds
▲33%

▲10%

Cadworx
▲10%

National Average
$75,000




▼5%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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