Pipelayers

General Information

Description

Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit86.94%
  2. State and local government5.85%
  3. Self-employed4.30%
  4. Private, not for profit2.73%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$40,480

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$71,860
$30,450
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 71%
  • Less than high school 24%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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