Salary for Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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Also known as:  Gas Main Fitter Helper, Hydraulic Plumber Helper, Industrial Gas Fitter Helper, Marine Pipefitter Helper, Marine Steam Fitter Helper, Pipe Fitter Helper, Plumber Assistant, Plumber Helper, Sewer Pipe Layer Helper, Sprinkler Fitter Helper

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These helpers handle the most basic tasks that need to be completed by plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters and steamfitters. Their work is very physically demanding and strenuous as they often have to lift heavy objects and use dangerous tools. They are also subject to injuries more often than those who choose other careers because of the often stressful work environments they face. Almost all of these helpers learn their trade through short-term on-site job training. To learn one of these trades, no education is required. Most employers do not typically require a high school diploma or GED.

A Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helper will most likely earn wages that can range from $24,820 to $49,360 based on experience and education levels. will most likely receive an average wage of thirty-four thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars annually.

receive the highest salary in Missouri, where they can earn compensation, on average, of close to $43,550. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Public Administration, where they receive normal pay levels of $48,140.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.76 percent nationwide in that time.

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Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$48,140
Utilities
$39,220
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$38,570
Educational Services
$37,390
Manufacturing
$36,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,800

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$31,500
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,100
Construction
$34,880
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,800
Manufacturing
$36,200
Educational Services
$37,390