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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$34,879 - $151,441
$35K
$58K
$150K
MEDIAN: $58,457
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50%
90%

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$16.52 - $39.35
$17
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.66
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90%

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$0$151K
Salary $34,879 - $151,441
Bonus $505 - $19,797
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $2,250
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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$36,463 - $107,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.52 - $39.35
Hourly Tips $10.00
Overtime $22.36 - $57.89
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $505 - $19,797
Commission $2,250
Profit Sharing $500
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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$36,463 - $107,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 596

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

13%

2%

-5%

-11%

-13%

-23%

National Average: $54,719

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
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Pipe Welder Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Pipe Welder Salaries



▲1%

National Average
$55,000

Pipe Welding
▼1%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼1%


Pipe welder
▼9%

Pipe Fitting
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 29%