The average hourly pay for a Pipefitter is $25.17.
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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. Pipes will be installed with the use of clamps and welding equipment. Sometimes, the pipefitter will be …Read more
- 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Pipefitter
The top respondents for the job title Pipefitter are from the companies Bechtel Corporation, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Turner Industries. Reported salaries are highest at Bechtel Corporation where the average pay is $29.67. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Turner Industries and Newport News Shipbuilding, earning around $29.44 and $26.47, respectively. General Dynamics Electric Boat pays the lowest at around $18.20. Fluor Corporation and BAE Systems Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $22.85 and $24.90, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Pipefitter
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Blueprints, Pipe Welding, Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Pipefitter
An entry-level Pipefitter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.16 based on 70 salaries. An early career Pipefitter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.76 based on 566 salaries. A mid-career Pipefitter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.84 based on 427 salaries. An experienced Pipefitter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.47 based on 468 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pipefitter in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 79.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (15.4% more) and Houston, Texas (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (1.6% less) and Newport News, Virginia (0.4% less).
Years of Experience
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