Pipelayers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
52.8k
Average Age
38.8
Estimated Job Growth
4.63%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$50,803
Average Male Salary
$50,750
Average Female Salary
$53,415

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Pipelayers are paid most in Oyster Bay Town (South) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Houston City (West)North of US-90 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,803
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,185

In 2020, Pipelayers earned an average of $50,803, $5,151 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Special education teachers make somewhat more than Pipelayers while Military, rank not specified 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

0.343
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Pipelayers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.343, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

52.8k
2020 Workforce
± 5,642
0.487%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15%

The number of people employed as Pipelayers has been growing at a rate of 0.487%, from 52,574 people in 2019 to 52,830 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Pipelayers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Pipelayers at  70.5%, followed by Pipeline transportation with 5.14% and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems with 4.85%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pipelayers in the US. The average age of male Pipelayers in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Pipelayers is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pipelayers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

51.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,586
1.04k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 792

98% of Pipelayers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

57% of Pipelayers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.5% 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 Sex

38.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.39
40.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.84

The median age of Pipelayers is 38.8, and Male employees are generally 1.69 years younger 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Pipelayers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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

Projections on job growth for Pipelayers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Pipelayers are expected to see a growth of 4.63% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.63%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Pipelayers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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