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Average Pipe Welder Hourly Pay

$24.66
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,171
Bonus
$509
Commission
$2,948
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Pipe Welder is $24.66.
10%
$16.92
MEDIAN
$24.66
90%
$40.07
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $40
Bonus
$207 - $10,051
Profit Sharing
$89 - $10,067
Commission
$0 - $509
Total Pay
$36,316 - $100,488
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What Do Pipe Welders Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Pipe Welder

3.7 out of 5
(154)
Highly Satisfied
21Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Pipe Welder are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Allied Welding, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bechtel Corporation where the average pay is $34.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, earning around $25.57. Huntington Ingalls Industries pays the lowest at around $19.00. Allied Welding, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $22.50.

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What Are Popular Skills for Pipe Welders?

Skills in 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, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Pipe Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pipe Welders?

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 $18.23 based on 47 salaries. An early career Pipe Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.31 based on 295 salaries. A mid-career Pipe Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.13 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Pipe Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.13 based on 238 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Pipe Welder in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, Alabama (7.4% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 981 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.8%
Early Career
30.1%
Mid Career
23.2%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
17.6%