Piping Designer Salary

A sizeable majority of Piping Designers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $33.77 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Piping Designers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $123K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,836 - $121,019
$49K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,941
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$22.34 - $56.15
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MEDIAN: $33.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,836 - $121,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$49,566 - $123,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.34 - $56.15  
   
Overtime
$31.61 - $70.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
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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$49,566 - $123,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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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


The lowest pay by far can be found at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $76K, 71 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Piping Designer


Piping Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know pds can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. Microstation and Cadworx are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 31 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Piping Designer

Pay by Experience for a Piping Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Piping Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Piping Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Piping Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 64 salaries. A Piping Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 88 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,969

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

Home to some of the best pay for Piping Designers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Piping Designers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+27 percent), Lake Charles (+17 percent), Tulsa (+10 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Piping Designers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Baton Rouge (14 percent less) and Salt Lake City (8 percent less).

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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 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries

▲30%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$76,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 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
17%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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