What Are The Training Requirements for Pipelayers?

Pipelayers need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pipelayers
Typical education of Pipelayers
Percent
Less than High School 17.4
High School 46.6
Some College 24.3
Associates Degree 6.8
Bachelors Degree 4.2
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

What Is the Employment Outlook for Pipelayers?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more pipelayers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.

This career includes 45,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Pipelayers Make?

On average, pipelayers make $20.61 per hour or $42,860 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Pipelayers?

Hourly income for Pipelayers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pipelayers $12.66 $14.79 $18.47 $24.94 $32.47
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $14.23 $18.01 $24.18 $32.28 $42.51
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Pipelayers?

Annual salary for Pipelayers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pipelayers $26,320 $30,760 $38,410 $51,870 $67,550
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $29,590 $37,460 $50,300 $67,150 $88,420
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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