Salary for Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helpers

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 helps construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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/Steamfitter Helper can receive an average salary between 16000 - 24000 based on experience and education levels. Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters will most likely receive an average wage of Twenty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters can get the best compensation in Alaska, where they can get normal pay levels of approximately $43420. People in this career group have the highest average potential salary in Public Administration, where they can get wages of $36990.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.34 percent nationwide in that time.
Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helpers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $36,990
Public Administration $34,530
Other Services (except Public Administration) $31,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $31,430
Utilities $30,830
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $30,150
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $24,900
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,880
Wholesale Trade $26,080
Construction $27,830
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $30,150
Utilities $30,830