$56,622
Avg. Salary
$24.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,513

Bonus

$1,640

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Pipefitter is $24.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Pipefitter is $56,622 per year.

10%
$15.07
10%
$24.83
50%
$37.62
90%
90%
MEDIAN $24.83
10%
$28k
10%
$57k
50%
$102k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $56,622
$27,678 - $101,535
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$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,622
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90%

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$0$101K
Salary $27,678 - $101,535
Bonus $209 - $5,895
Profit Sharing $21.45 - $10,067
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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$32,610 - $92,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.07 - $37.62
Hourly Tips $0.13 - $14.79
Overtime $20.94 - $54.90
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $209 - $5,895
Profit Sharing $21.45 - $10,067
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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$32,610 - $92,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,911

Job Description for Pipefitter

A pipefitter installs and fits various piping for commercial and residential use. The pipes are often meant to deal with high pressure, so it is important that the job is done right. The pipefitter will often personally have to plan the layout and design of piping systems, so that they fit in a customized manner. The pipes and related equipment used will usually be chosen by the pipefitter.

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Pipefitter Tasks
  • Handle and install pipes of various materials.
  • Test equipment and piping for pressure and leaks.
  • Visually inspect pressure and vacuum gauges and recommend repair work if necessary.
  • Install, inspect and maintain repairs or replace pipes, pipelines filters, steam traps and strainers valves.

Pipefitter Pay By Employer

$0$66K

$50,228

$60,976

$58,166

$35,984

$55,047

$43,056

Common Career Paths for Pipefitter


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As Pipefitters make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Maintenance Pipefitter position pays around the same amount as the Pipefitter job on average. Pipefitters most often move into Plumber or Sprinkler Fitter roles. However, the former pays $4K less on average, and the latter pays $10K less.

Pipefitter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Pipefitter


Pipefitters seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with rigging, Welder, and Pipefitter are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 70 percent, 63 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Plumbing and Pipe Fitter as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. The majority of those who know Blueprints also know Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Pipefitter

Pay by Experience for a Pipefitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Pipefitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 569 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pipefitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 400 salaries. An experienced Pipefitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 365 salaries. A Pipefitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 221 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,565

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Pipefitters, 66 percent above the national average. Pipefitters will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), Phoenix (+24 percent), Detroit (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Charlotte and Norfolk earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (24 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Pipefitter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pipefitter?

Pipefitter in Lake Charles:
"Good supervisor."
Pros: My foreman is capable and knowledgeable and keeps you lined out and has your back.
Cons: I feel that I am much for suitable for a foreman spot than most of the others that hold the position.

Pipefitter in Belgrade:
"Good."
Pros: i am home every night
Cons: my son lives in pheonix

Pipefitter in Blytheville:
"Time wasting."
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: The people, crops and lack of respect for the ones who work hard while the ones who constantly watch the clock from beginning to the end of shift and do no work.

Pipefitter in Dallas:
"Get employees as cheap as possible. No incentive to take any responsibilities."
Pros: I'm from here . There's so much work in the area.
Cons: The arogance of a lot of companies. It's about charging the hech out the customers but using cheap labor.

Pipefitter in Durham:
"Proud pipefitter."
Be honest and good worker.

Pipefitter in Houston:
"How to read blue prints."
Study anything related to pipe fitting.

Pipefitter in Baton Rouge:
Pros: Nothing about it isn't good.
Cons: Nothing I just don't like my job.

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Key Stats for Pipefitter

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 236 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Pipefitter Salaries

▲23%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$56,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Pipefitter Salaries

rigging
▲70%

Welder
▲63%

Pipefitter
▲12%



brazing
▲7%

▲5%

Layout
▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$56,000

Pipe Fitter
▼15%

Plumbing
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 236 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%