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Occupation Description:
  Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinkler fitters.
  Specialized Occupations:
  * Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians (ONET code: 47-2152.04)
Typical Tasks:
  • Cut, thread, or hammer pipes to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders.
  • Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, or related equipment, according to blueprints.
  • Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
  • Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.
  • Attach pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment.
  • Modify, clean, or maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools.
  • Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
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Education & Training:
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $70,793.00 $34.03 $21.47 $23.68 - $41.17
Bridgeport/Stamford $70,390.00 $33.85 $20.33 $22.76 - $41.89
Danbury $67,394.00 $32.40 $19.49 $21.49 - $39.57
Hartford $71,124.00 $34.20 $21.50 $24.03 - $40.24
New Haven $74,430.00 $35.78 $22.88 $29.42 - $42.57
New London/Norwich $70,019.00 $33.66 $23.34 $24.99 - $41.56
Waterbury $67,219.00 $32.32 $20.32 $21.89 - $39.11
Torrington $67,663.00 $32.52 $20.84 $22.86 - $38.92
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 4,650 5,330 0.1% 572
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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