• Helpers- Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,280
    $26,860 range bar $46,230
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters perform many tasks that require physical labor to assist Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in their duties.

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 +1.0%
Job Openings 402

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Education & Training

  • Education

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