Piping Designer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Piping Designers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $34.81 per hour nationwide. Total cash earnings of Piping Designers range from $50K on the low end to $126K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $12K, respectively. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,686 - $123,220
$49K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,148
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$22.69 - $56.39
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$35
$56
MEDIAN: $34.81
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$0$125K
Salary $48,686 - $123,220
Bonus $0.00 - $7,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,255
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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$49,688 - $125,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $22.69 - $56.39
Overtime $31.74 - $75.26
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,255
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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$49,688 - $125,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 213

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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.

Piping Designer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Piping Designer


The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, where the median salary is a mere $76K, 71 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Piping Designer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Lucky workers who know pds can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Microstation and Cadworx are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 30 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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

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: $76,579

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

For Piping Designers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Piping Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+26 percent), Lake Charles (+16 percent), Tulsa (+9 percent), and San Francisco (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Piping Designers is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baton Rouge and Salt Lake City (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Piping Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Piping Designer?

Piping Designer in Pittsburgh:
"Piping the piper."
Pros: The atmosphere, being able to be creative.
Cons: The commute, inconsistency of standards.

Piping Designer in Houston:
"Work Flexibility office conditions corporate culture."
Pros: Enviroment.
Cons: Stress level. Salary.

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Key Stats for Piping Designer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries

▲29%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$77,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%
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