Piping Designer Salary

Average Piping Designers in the United States make around $30.90 per hour. In the world of Piping Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $117K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Piping Designers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Piping Designers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,241 - $105,863

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$20.39 - $54.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,241 - $105,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $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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$45,943 - $117,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.39 - $54.05  
   
Overtime
$29.16 - $76.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $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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$45,943 - $117,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Piping Designer


Survey results suggest that Piping Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with pds and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in AutoCAD are, more often than not, also skilled in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).

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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $56K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $69K. Piping Designers bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. Piping Designers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $104K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Piping Designers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Piping Designers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+13 percent) and Chicago (+7 percent). Piping Designers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Piping Designers in Tulsa bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Pittsburgh and Baton Rouge also lean toward paying below-median salaries (22 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

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Engineering Design
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National Average
$71,000

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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