Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (47-3015)

Occupation description:  Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers are classified under Construction Laborers (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 10595 -9.50 11
United States 52,40059,400 13.4700 6601,360

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.739.8911.65 13.9617.1220.90
Alaska 23.3018.6020.74 23.9827.0728.98
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.4617.7720.81 24.4027.3229.08

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
28269 24.514.0 8.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation75
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation78
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 342
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 42.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10/30 hour Construction Outreach Certificate
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate