National Median Pay
Real Go-Getters Make
Hourly wages up to
- Primary welding for the construction, maintenance, and repair of pipeline systems and assemblies.
- Cutting, dismantling, straightening, or reshaping pipe sections and components.
- Construct pipeline supports and related structures
- Perform “hot-tapping” or the welding of “live” pipelines.
- Maintenance of welding equipment, tools, and field service vehicle
Education & Training
Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:
- Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude
- Adapt to changes quickly and seamlessly
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work efficiently in all types of weather conditions
- Knowledge of blueprints, welding symbols, piping components, and field welding techniques
As a pipeliner, you should also expect to travel extensively, as pipeline construction can take place anywhere in the world; from heavy populated cities to remote high mountain deserts. Opportunities are also available in shop environments.
If the pipeliner career path isn’t for you, these career opportunities may be a perfect fit! The following careers below have similar work environments, education/training requirements, and responsibilities:
- Pipe Welder