Average Pipelayer Hourly Pay

$16.92
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$750
Bonus
$1,017
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Pipelayer is $16.92.
10%
$12.73
MEDIAN
$16.92
90%
$28.55
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $29
Bonus
$98 - $4,861
Profit Sharing
$100 - $2,095
Total Pay
$28,174 - $64,833
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What Do Pipelayers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Pipelayer

3.9 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Pipelayers?

Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation, Blueprints, Laser Calibration and Tools are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pipelayers?

An entry-level Pipelayer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.50 based on 12 salaries. An early career Pipelayer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.91 based on 247 salaries. A mid-career Pipelayer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.61 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Pipelayer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.88 based on 64 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Pipelayer in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (20.0% less), Jacksonville, Florida (13.2% less) and Orlando, Florida (10.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 465 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
53.1%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
4.9%