How much does a Pipeline Technician I make in the United States? The average Pipeline Technician I salary in the United States is $67,506 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $61,507 and $70,924. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Pipeline Technician I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Pipeline Technician I Salary $56,046 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Pipeline Technician I Salary $61,507 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Pipeline Technician I Salary $67,506 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Pipeline Technician I Salary $70,924 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Pipeline Technician I Salary $74,035 US May 28, 2024
25% $61,507 10% $56,046 90% $74,035 75% $70,924 $67,506 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Pipeline Technician I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool causing fusion. Welding is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is typically added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint that, based on weld configuration (butt, full penetration, fillet, etc.), can be stronger than the base material (parent metal). Pressure may also be used in conjunction with heat, or by itself, to produce a weld. Welding also requires a form of shield to protect the filler metals or melted metals from being contaminated or oxidized. Many different energy sources can be used for welding, including a gas flame (chemical), an electric arc (electrical), a laser, an electron beam, friction, and ultrasound. While often an industrial process, welding may be performed in many different environments, including in open air, under water, and in outer space. Welding is a hazardous undertaking and precautions are required to avoid burns, electric shock, vision damage, inhalation of poisonous gases and fumes, and exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Commitment 4.51%
Welding 3.54%
Futures 1.18%
Others 90.77%
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Job Description for Pipeline Technician I

Pipeline Technician I is responsible for the maintenance and correct operation of an oil or gas pipeline system. Troubleshoots, tests, maintains, and repairs pipeline equipment which may include valves, operators, and filtration systems. Being a Pipeline Technician I performs periodic inspections and routine maintenance on the pipeline system. Completes maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents. Additionally, Pipeline Technician I requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Pipeline Technician I may require 0-1 year of general work experience. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Pipeline Technician I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Pipeline Technician I, the first career path typically starts with a Pipeline Control Monitor Technician II position, and then progresses to Pipeline Control Monitoring Supervisor.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with a Pipeline Technician II position, and then progresses to Pipeline Maintenance Manager.

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Pipeline Technician I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Pipeline Technician I, the highest Pipeline Technician I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Pipeline Technician I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Pipeline Technician I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Pipeline Technician I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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