Pipelayers

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Total Workforce
47.4k
Average Age
37.1
Average Salary
$49,089
Average Male Salary
$48,783
Average Female Salary
$65,615

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pipelayers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Pipelayers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pipelayers, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Pipelayers are paid most in Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (North) & Wilson & Karnes Counties PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (North) & Wilson & Karnes Counties PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,089
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,387

In 2018, Pipelayers earned an average of $49,089, $4,799 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Machinists make somewhat more than Pipelayers while Dietitians & nutritionists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pipelayers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2018, Pipelayers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pipelayers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pipelayers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pipelayers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Pipelayers, by number of employees, are Construction, Pipeline transportation, and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Pipelayers, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Pipeline transportation, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

47.4k
2018 Workforce
± 5,342

This graphic shows the share of Pipelayers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Pipelayers at  71.3%, followed by Pipeline transportation with 8.23% and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems with 3.28%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pipelayers in the US. The average age of male Pipelayers in the workforce is 37.3 and of female Pipelayers is 29.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pipelayers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

46.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,293
862
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 721

98.2% of Pipelayers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pipelayers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pipelayers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

55.5% of Pipelayers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27.4% of Pipelayers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pipelayers.

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Age by Gender

37.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.5
29.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.57

The median age of Pipelayers is 37.1, and Male employees are generally 7.55 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pipelayers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pipelayers is Business but a relatively high number of Pipelayers hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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