Average Mid-Career Pipe Welder Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Pipe Welder is $24.47.
MEDIAN $24.47
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $41
$518 - $20,033
Profit Sharing
$0 - $100
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$38,875 - $107,125

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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.

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Popular Skills for Pipe Welder

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Pipe Welder in their job title in Richmond, Virginia earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newport News, Virginia (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (6.2% less).

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