Pipe Welder Salary

The average wage for a Pipe Welder is $22.90 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$34,124 - $116,425
$34K
$56K
$120K
MEDIAN: $55,993
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90%

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$16.27 - $38.22
$16
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $23.13
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$0$116K
Salary $34,124 - $116,425
Bonus $417 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,548
Commission $3,000
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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$35,735 - $104,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.27 - $38.22
Hourly Tips $0.25 - $28.81
Overtime $22.02 - $57.42
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $417 - $15,101
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,548
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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$35,735 - $104,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,074

Job Description for Pipe Welder

Pipe welders have a physically intensive job in which they perform a variety of tasks, including assembling, installing and maintaining pipes for various processing systems; moving and handling objects; and communicating with colleagues on work-related tasks. They are also responsible for inspecting and repairing equipment, organizing and planning work activities, and operating vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Additionally, pipe welders may be responsible for training colleagues, and they must document any work they have performed.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Pipe Welder


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Pipe Welder Job Listings

Popular Skills for Pipe Welder

Pay by Experience Level for Pipe Welder

Pay by Experience for a Pipe Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Pipe Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 352 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pipe Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Pipe Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 216 salaries. A Pipe Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

4%

-3%

-10%

-11%

-21%

National Average: $53,612

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

Pipe Welder Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pipe Welder?

Pipe Welder in Fargo:
Pros: Working with my hands.
Cons: The politics, working conditions, stress, and lazy people.

Pipe Welder in Midland:
Pros:
Cons: Training is horrible. And they expect you when you are new to know the job. Throw you too the wolves type of training. Very few guys who want too teach and train you.

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Key Stats for Pipe Welder

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries



▲3%

Pipe Welding
▲1%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲1%

National Average
$54,000


Pipe welder
▼7%

Pipe Fitting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%