The average wage for a Pipelayer is AU$27.60 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$22.48 - AU$35.62
AU$22
AU$27
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$27.44
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$52
Hourly Rate AU$22.48 - AU$35.62
Overtime AU$33.80 - AU$52.37
Annual Data AU$0AU$79K
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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AU$47,076 - AU$79,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Pipelayer

Pipelayers are specialized construction workers who are typically among the first workers engaged in new construction. They are tasked with digging trenches and slots in the ground and dropping in pipe that will connect houses and businesses in new construction to water and sewer main lines. In projects that involve large areas like new subdivisions or business parks, pipelayers also help install storm drains and drainage pipes that carry away excess ground water. Pipelayers also work in the energy industry by helping to lay oil and gas pipelines which cover wide areas to carry these fuels from fields to refineries to consumers.

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Pipelayer Tasks

  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints.
  • Install and repair sanitary and storm water sewer structures and pipe systems.
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials.
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for sealing.

Pipelayer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,710

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

Key Stats for Pipelayer

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Pipelayer Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼6%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%