Average Pipe Welder Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Pipe Welder is $23.87.
MEDIAN $23.87
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $39
$246 - $17,517
Profit Sharing
$86 - $7,096
$0 - $509
Total Pay
$35,571 - $103,553

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Job Description for Pipe Welder

Pipe Welder Tasks
  • Arrange pipes according to blueprint and weld them together using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Follow safety procedures when operating equipment.
  • Install pipe hangers, valves, support structures, and other elements of pipe systems.
  • Select pipes of the proper type, size, and material for project, cut them to the correct length.
The top respondents for the job title Pipe Welder are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Bechtel Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Bechtel Corporation where the average pay is $35.37. Huntington Ingalls Industries pays the lowest at around $20.00.

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Popular Skills for Pipe Welder

Skills in Pipe Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Pipe Welder

An entry-level Pipe Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.14 based on 184 salaries. An early career Pipe Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.62 based on 486 salaries. A mid-career Pipe Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.47 based on 364 salaries. An experienced Pipe Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.90 based on 345 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Pipe Welder in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.7% more) and Birmingham, Alabama (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (16.0% less).

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