Job Profile: Pipefitter


Pipefitters at employers like Electric Boat and Senesco are responsible for the fabrication and installation of piping systems that carry the ship’s lifeblood in the form of liquids and gasses under varying pressures. Must acquire a set of skills that include measurement, fit-up, bending and installation techniques. The pipefitter will lay-out, fit, and tack weld metal components and work with piping ranging in size from very small to very large in diameter. Employers are looking for candidates who enjoy physically demanding work, who are willing to comply with safety procedures and guidelines and have an excellent work ethic.



  • Average Hourly Wage = $29.05
  • Entry Hourly Wage = $16.49
  • Experienced Hourly Wage = $41.61
  • Median Hourly Wage = $23.54

Annual employment growth in this occupation is estimated to be 11%. Employment of Pipefitters is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

(Information from Way to Go RI)