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Pipefitter - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Pipefitter"

How much does a Pipefitter in the federal government get paid? $67,038.82* *Based on the 2021 average.

Pipefitter was the 196th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 719 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Pipefitting, with an average salary of $65,140.

Government Pipefitting jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Pipefitting job is FWS-10, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of high temperature water and high-pressure piping systems such as hydraulic, nitrogen, oxygen, steamheating, and steam-generating systems.

Agencies that have hired a Pipefitter

Pipefitter Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Pipefitter is $67,038.82. The highest paid Pipefitter made $122,570 in 2021.

Common Pipefitter Payscales

Payscale Number of Pipefitting Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 589
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 73
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 32
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 9
KP - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Engineering Journeypersons 7
WE - Currency Manufacturing 6
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1

Starting Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-10 Paygrade

FWS-10 is the starting paygrade for Pipefitting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-10 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Marine Machinery MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Small Craft OperatingFWS-4FWS-12
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Electric Power ControllingFWS-8FWS-10
Heating and Boiler Plant Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10

Average Pipefitting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Pipefitter was $49,636. Since then, the average pay has increased to $67,039 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4204.

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