Updated August 22, 2022

Average Pipe Fitter Salary

$51,055yearly

$24.55 hourly

Entry level Salary
$41,000 yearly
$41,000
10 %
$51,055
Median
$63,000
90 %

How much does a Pipe Fitter make?

Pipe fitters make $51,055 per year on average, or $24.55 per hour, in the United States. Pipe fitters on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $63,000.

Location impacts how much a pipe fitter can expect to make. Pipe fitters make the most in Minnesota, Wyoming, Alaska, New Jersey, and New York.

Highest Paying States For Pipe Fitters

The darker areas on the map show where pipe fitters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Pipe Fitter average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Alaska$67,238$32.3364
2Wyoming$68,774$33.0631
3North Dakota$59,569$28.6439
4Nebraska$58,017$27.8987
5Michigan$58,189$27.98262
6Utah$57,729$27.75133
7Wisconsin$58,806$28.27177
8Kansas$58,156$27.9699
9Minnesota$70,790$34.03144
10Indiana$57,328$27.56186
11New Jersey$65,650$31.56174
12Mississippi$53,692$25.8191
13Illinois$61,251$29.45201
14Idaho$55,540$26.7064
15New York$61,540$29.59303
16West Virginia$54,755$26.3247
17Pennsylvania$55,722$26.79333
18Maryland$56,051$26.95229
19Ohio$54,474$26.19303
20Connecticut$55,675$26.77114
21Maine$50,481$24.2779
22Vermont$52,714$25.3432
23Missouri$55,701$26.78146
24Rhode Island$53,306$25.6339
25Kentucky$52,655$25.31114
26Tennessee$49,402$23.75242
27Delaware$54,835$26.3636
28Virginia$50,572$24.31473
29Nevada$51,042$24.5465
30New Mexico$49,756$23.9274
31Louisiana$46,201$22.21171
32Oregon$49,033$23.57190
33Massachusetts$54,024$25.97214
34South Dakota$44,976$21.6257
35Colorado$50,559$24.31211
36Montana$45,386$21.8281
37Arkansas$49,778$23.9365
38District of Columbia$54,459$26.1844
39New Hampshire$51,944$24.97
40California$54,656$26.28665
41North Carolina$43,782$21.05423
42Georgia$47,983$23.07315
43Oklahoma$42,826$20.59135
44South Carolina$41,444$19.93206
45Washington$45,622$21.93248
46Hawaii$38,191$18.3643
47Iowa$44,459$21.37104
48Alabama$41,525$19.96147
49Texas$43,164$20.75614
50Florida$39,131$18.81614
51Arizona$41,394$19.90145

Highest Paying Cities For Pipe Fitters

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1New York, NY$61,630$29.63
2Downers Grove, IL$61,293$29.47
3Neenah, WI$58,940$28.34
4Grand Rapids, MI$57,946$27.86
5Lincoln, NE$57,896$27.83
6Indianapolis, IN$57,066$27.44
7Baltimore, MD$56,227$27.03
8Columbia, MO$55,824$26.84
9Scranton, PA$55,680$26.77
10Columbus, OH$54,218$26.07
11San Diego, CA$53,156$25.56
12Portland, ME$50,845$24.44
13Charlottesville, VA$50,827$24.44
14Denver, CO$50,604$24.33
15Clarksville, TN$49,872$23.98

Pipe Fitter Salary Details

Average Pipe Fitter Salary Graph
Average Pipe Fitter Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Pipe Fitter's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$63,000$5,250$30
75th Percentile$57,000$4,750$27
Average$51,055$4,255$25
25th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
10th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Mason$43,974$3,664$21.1415,057
Journeyman$57,682$4,807$27.7313,953
Journeyman Plumber$54,678$4,556$26.2910,869
Electrician Helper$36,733$3,061$17.6627,886
Electrical Helper$31,465$2,622$15.1347,283
Plumber Helper$43,893$3,658$21.1021,963

Which Companies Pay Pipe Fitters The Most?

The highest paying companies for pipe fitters are Spangler Candy and Eaton according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Johnson Controls and Cenergy International Services report highly competitive wages for pipe fitters.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Spangler Candy$62,967$30.27
2Eaton$60,798$29.2312
3Johnson Controls$59,411$28.5637
4Cenergy International Services$58,840$28.29
5Crowder$57,812$27.794
6Performance Contracting$57,522$27.653
7Kiewit$56,971$27.3910
8MasTec$56,651$27.2418
9NPL Construction Co.$56,364$27.107
10Bell Incorporated$56,207$27.02
11American Crystal Sugar$55,214$26.551
12danos$54,781$26.344
13The Hiller Companies$54,486$26.2017
143M Company$54,399$26.153
15Solar.com$54,316$26.11
16EMCOR Group$54,284$26.1059
17North American Corporation$54,166$26.04
18Atlantic Constructors$53,972$25.9510
19Sodexo Management, Inc.$53,756$25.84118
20Vectrus$53,750$25.848

How Much Do Pipe Fitters Make In Different Industries?

Pipe fitter salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the construction, technology, and non profits industries tend to offer much higher salaries for pipe fitters. For example, pipe fitters make a whopping average salary of $57,501 while working in the construction industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $55,416 in the technology industry and $54,707 in the non profits industry.

Pipe fitters may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $52,632.

Highest Paying Industries For Pipe Fitters

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Construction$57,501$27.64
2Technology$55,416$26.64
3Non Profits$54,707$26.30
4Energy$54,220$26.07
5Manufacturing$54,053$25.99
6Retail$52,632$25.30

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Pipe Fitter Salary Trends

The salary for a pipe fitter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $37,073, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $51,055 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $60,146. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Pipe Fitter Salary By Experience Level

Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Entry Level$37,100$17.82
Mid Level$56,200$27.02
Senior Level$60,100$28.92

Average Pipe Fitter Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Pipe Fitter Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$51,100$24.55+2.1%
    2021$50,000$24.04+2.3%
    2020$48,900$23.49+2.4%
    2019$47,700$22.92+2.2%
    2018$46,600$22.42+1.6%

    Recently Added Pipe Fitter Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterSioux Falls, SD07/26/2022$58,436
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterScranton, PA07/26/2022$54,262
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterNeenah, WI07/26/2022$52,175
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterLincoln, NE07/26/2022$58,436
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterBaltimore, MD07/26/2022$54,262
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterPortland, ME07/26/2022$52,175
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterDenver, CO07/26/2022$50,088
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterRichmond, VA07/26/2022$60,523
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterDavenport, IA07/26/2022$37,566
    Tradesmen InternationalPipe FitterCharlotte, NC07/26/2022$52,175

    Pipe Fitter Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Pipe Fitters The Most?

    Minnesota pays Pipe Fitters the most in the United States, with an average salary of $70,790 per year, or $34.03 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Pipe Fitter?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Pipe Fitter if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Wyoming you should be paid close to $68,774 per year.

    What Type Of Pipe Fitter Gets Paid The Most?

    Sprinkler Fitter gets paid the most. Sprinkler Fitter made a median salary of $66,430. The best-paid 10 percent make $82,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $53,000.

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