Piping Designer Salary

An average Piping Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $31.72 per hour. In the world of Piping Designers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Piping Designers are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,389 - $114,124
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,328
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$20.50 - $53.82
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$21
$32
$54
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,389 - $114,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $11,920  
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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$46,314 - $118,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$20.50 - $53.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$29.75 - $78.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $11,920  
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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$46,314 - $118,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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 show that Piping Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with pds and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in AutoCAD also know 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,042

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

For Piping Designers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Piping Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent) and Chicago (+6 percent). Piping Designers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Piping Designers in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tulsa (23 percent lower) and Baton Rouge (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

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$72,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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