Pipelayers lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains.
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.
For the Rural Capital Area
Over the next five years, an average of 22 openings per year are projected for Pipelayers.
Employment for Pipelayers is forecasted to increase slower than the regional average by 6.6% between 2022 and 2027.
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.
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.