• Pipelayers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,060
    $27,040 range bar $49,440
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Pipelayers lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. They perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

What do they typically do

  • Install or repair sanitary or stormwater sewer structures or pipe systems
  • Use levels or lasers to check slopes for conformance to requirements
  • Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints and coordinating layouts with supervisors
  • Cut pipes to required lengths
  • Grade or level trench bases using tamping machines or hand tools
  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints using welding equipment, cement, or glue
  • Install or use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, or transit levels
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.2%
Job Opening 380

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    License
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