Average Salary Per Year: $49,530

Marine pipe welders prepare and weld shipboard pipe systems installed by marine pipefitters. In addition, they prepare surfaces for fitting and pipe welds as well as perform welding and post process cleaning functions to exact construction drawings. They also operate hand-held equipment, welder and other tools.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program


Able to certify in one or more pipe welding process such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). Able to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams and schematics. In addition, able to perform post process cleaning functions and perform system and/or integrity pipe testing.

*Average base salary does not include overtime or incentives.