Average Salary Per Year: $57,070
The pipeline industry has a wide range of opportunities, so whether you are looking to work with state-of-the-art technology in a control center, or travel as a service unit operator maintaining wells, there is a career for you. The derricks, pumps and drilling systems that make up a pipeline system are made up of advanced machinery and require strict qualifications and safety practices. Other craft professionals such as pipefitters and welders can also use their skills in the pipeline industry.
*Average base salary from May of 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
Pipeline skill assessment to qualify under the Department of Transportation’s regulation for Pipeline Operator Qualification.