Worker wearing a hard hat laying a large pipe on a construction site

Pipelayers lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains, performing any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

Sample of reported job titles: Construction Laborer, Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Machine Operator, Pipe Crew Foreman, Pipe Foreman, Pipelayer, Skilled Laborer, Tailman, Waste Water Worker

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $17.35/hr (-12% from 2015)
  • 12 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 33%
  • Retirement Risk: Insufficient Data
  • Gender Diversity: <1% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
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Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.