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How Much Does a Pipe Fitter Earn In The United States?

Pipe Fitter Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$45,000
$35,000
$45,000
$59,000
Pipe fitters in the United States make an average salary of $45,658 per year or $21.95 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level pipe fitter salary is roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, construction, and energy companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, New York, Idaho, New Jersey, and Maine provide the highest pipe fitter salaries.
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Where Pipe Fitters Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Pipe Fitters Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a pipe fitter is roughly $45,658 per year, which boils down to $21.95 per hour. Interestingly enough, pipe fitters have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $56,922 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $36,000. Additionally, pipe fitters make more than the average salary in Granite City, IL, Saratoga, CA, Knoxville, TN, Oklahoma City, OK, and Newport News, VA. On a more broad level, pipe fitter salaries are highest in Alaska, New York, Idaho, New Jersey, Maine, Washington, and Illinois. On the contrary, Alabama, Indiana, and North Carolina offer the lowest pipe fitter salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range45k - 71k$57k$56,922

Granite City, IL

Salary Range39k - 60k$49k$48,690

Saratoga, CA

Salary Range38k - 56k$47k$46,883

Knoxville, TN

Salary Range36k - 56k$45k$45,416

Oklahoma City, OK

Salary Range36k - 55k$45k$45,267

Newport News, VA

Salary Range35k - 56k$45k$44,755

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range35k - 56k$45k$44,530

Kalamazoo, MI

Salary Range35k - 54k$44k$43,839

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range35k - 53k$43k$43,444

Brownsville, TX

Salary Range32k - 51k$41k$41,010
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$71k

High Paying Pipe Fitter Jobs

Which Companies Pay Pipe Fitters The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Northrop Grumman and Kiewit Corporation as they offer the highest salaries for pipe fitters.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range67k - 80k$74k$73,949
Kiewit Corporation
Salary Range61k - 75k$68k$67,993
GKN Aerospace
Salary Range59k - 68k$64k$64,111
GNC
Salary Range56k - 68k$62k$62,369
EMCOR Group
Salary Range54k - 68k$61k$61,020
JLL
Salary Range54k - 63k$59k$59,157
Carestream Health
Salary Range51k - 62k$57k$56,947
SpaceX
Salary Range50k - 63k$57k$56,927
American Crystal Sugar Company
Salary Range50k - 63k$56k$56,339
Superior Lube
Salary Range50k - 62k$56k$56,221
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    How Much Do Pipe Fitters Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, pipe fitter salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, construction, and energy companies tend to offer much higher salaries for pipe fitters. For example, pipe fitters make a whopping average salary of $63,202 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $61,889 at construction companies and $61,104 at energy companies. But pipe fitters may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $57,395.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range56k - 70k$63k$63,202

    Construction

    Salary Range53k - 70k$62k$61,889

    Energy

    Salary Range52k - 71k$61k$61,104

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range51k - 63k$57k$57,395
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    $71k

    How Experience Affects Pipe Fitter Salaries

    The salary for a pipe fitter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. 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.

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