Career Outlook for Pipelayers

Also known as:  Cast-Iron Drain Pipe Layer, Pipe Layer, Sewer Pipe Layer, Trench Pipe Layer, Water Main Pipe Layer
The overall job outlook for Pipelayer careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 16.82 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.8 percent per year. Demand for Pipelayers is expected to go up, with an expected 26,390 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.28 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Pipelayers in the following states
Texas 5,610
Florida 3,520
California 3,150
North Carolina 2,840
Tennessee 2,040
Alabama 1,870
Ohio 1,550
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Pipelayers
Wyoming 70
New Hampshire 80
Hawaii 80
West Virginia 120
North Dakota 120
Maine 120
Vermont 130