$44,540
Avg. Salary
$16.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$700

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Pipelayer is $16.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Pipelayer is $44,540 per year.

$12.35
10%
$16.03
50%
$25.26
90%
MEDIAN $16.03
$26k
10%
$45k
50%
$68k
90%
MEDIAN $44,540
$25,783 - $68,455
$26K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,540
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50%
90%

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$12.35 - $25.26
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.03
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$0$68K
Salary $25,783 - $68,455
Bonus $37.51 - $4,941
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$27,131 - $61,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.35 - $25.26
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $18.39 - $41.49
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $37.51 - $4,941
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$27,131 - $61,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 486

Job Description for Pipelayer

Pipelayers are specialized construction workers who are typically among the first workers engaged in new construction. They are tasked with digging trenches and slots in the ground and dropping in pipe that will connect houses and businesses in new construction to water and sewer main lines. In projects that involve large areas like new subdivisions or business parks, pipelayers also help install storm drains and drainage pipes that carry away excess ground water. Pipelayers also work in the energy industry by helping to lay oil and gas pipelines which cover wide areas to carry these fuels from fields to refineries to consumers.

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Pipelayer Tasks
  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints.
  • Install and repair sanitary and storm water sewer structures and pipe systems.
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials.
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for sealing.

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Pipelayer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pipelayer

Pay by Experience for a Pipelayer has a positive trend. An entry-level Pipelayer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 152 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pipelayer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Pipelayer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 57 salaries. A Pipelayer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pipelayer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pipelayer?

Pipelayer in Kellogg:
"Lots of manual labor."
Pros: Laying the pipe and completing the project.
Cons: The manual shoveling.

Pipelayer in Jacksonville:
Pros:
Cons: Extreme temps. Lots of pressure on you to meet dates, when it rains you have to stay in the rain, tamp your pipe or you will lose it.

Pipelayer in Marietta:
Pros: I like grading .I enjoy putting the pipe together.
Cons: The mud and stanky water that been in the old pipes.

Pipelayer in Roanoke:
"Great."
Pros: Working outside and being able to work with people I like.
Cons: When I don't work because of the weather.

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Key Stats for Pipelayer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Pipelayer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Pipelayer Salaries

Pipe Layer
▲31%

heavy equipment operator
▲21%

Machine Operation
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

pipelayer
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 43%