Piping Designer Salary

The average Piping Designer in the United States earns approximately $31.72 per hour. Total cash compensation for Piping Designers runs from $46K to $119K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Piping Designers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know 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.


Piping Designers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Piping Designers make a median salary of $83K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $106K, a plump six-figure sum.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,042

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

For Piping Designers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Piping Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent) and Chicago (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Pittsburgh Piping Designers earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tulsa and Baton Rouge (23 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

pds
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$72,000

Cadworx
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AutoCAD
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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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