• Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Helpers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 29,470
    $19,360 range bar $39,970
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
    Image of growth rate score 5
    Very Fast Growing
  • These helpers assist plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Responsibilities include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

What do they typically do

  • Excavate and grade ditches, and lay and join pipe for water and sewer service
  • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the pipe in hangers or other supports or lifting it up to fitters
  • Take apart and remove damaged or worn pipe
  • Help pipe fitters layout; assemble; and install piping for air, ammonia, gas, and water systems
  • Request tools and equipment; select type and size of pipe; and transport materials to work site
  • Repair and replace fixtures and water heaters and repair or remove leaking or broken pipes
  • Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools
  • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.8%
Job Opening 534

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Education & Training

  • Education

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