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Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.31
Statewide median: $24.25


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Pipelayers *

Area Low Median High
$19.03 $22.84 $29.65
$33.51 $39.31 $42.26
Central Minnesota
$32.88 $38.83 $41.46
Northwest Minnesota
$35.14 $38.03 $40.02
Southeast Minnesota
$33.99 $38.78 $40.03
Southwest Minnesota
$31.82 $37.72 $39.38
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$33.51 $40.15 $42.84

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 830 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Pipelayers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.


Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 603 new Pipelayers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Pipelayers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 35,100 34,500 -500 -1.5%
Minnesota 590 594 4 0.7%
Central Minnesota 119 118 -1 -0.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 410 411 1 0.2%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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