Career Profile


Education No formal educational credential
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $38,600
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Pipelayers lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains.

General Information

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.


Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 22 openings per year are projected for Pipelayers.


Employment Change

Employment for Pipelayers is forecasted to increase slower than the regional average by 6.6% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $18.58/hour. Entry level workers are paid $16.27, while experienced workers are paid $19.74. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 183 Pipelayers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 195.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Pipelayers are Utility System Construction, Other Specialty Trade Contractors, and Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Pipelayers include Building and Construction, Mechanical, and Mathematics.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Pipelayers is HS diploma or less. 8% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET