Piping Designers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $33.41 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $6K, total cash payment to Piping Designers can bottom out at $49K or peak near $126K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and location. The majority of Piping Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,305 - $121,739
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$50K
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MEDIAN: $78,407
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$21.30 - $56.05
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$56
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,305 - $121,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $6,183  
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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$48,940 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$21.30 - $56.05  
   
Overtime
$30.46 - $75.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $6,183  
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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$48,940 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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 Employer Salaries for Piping Designer


Offering a median salary of only $79K, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $47K to $143K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Piping Designer


Survey results imply that Piping Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with pds, Cadworx, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Piping Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Piping Designers see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,961

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Piping Designers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Piping Designers will also find cushy salaries in Lake Charles (+17 percent) and Denver (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Tulsa Piping Designers have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (27 percent lower) and Baton Rouge (16 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Piping Designer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Piping Designer Salaries

pds
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Cadworx
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National Average
$76,000

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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