What does a Piping Designer do?

Piping designers develop designs and plans for piping systems and related plumbing infrastructures. They create models, drawings, and schematics, often in 2D and 3D formats using a variety of designing programs and tools. They often work in close collaboration with planners, builders, developers, and other teams involved in the project. They conduct studies and perform calculations to determine feasibility of plans and create demonstration materials. They modify existing designs to reflect required updates and changes. They craft and deliver proposals and presentations.

Piping designers typically have at least an associate degree or equivalent technical credentials or training, and a background of developing piping systems drawings and plans. They must be experienced using CAD programs and related drafting and drawing tools. These roles require strong project management skills.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Piping Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$89,533 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$60K
Median: $90K
$133K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Piping Designer Career Path

Learn how to become a Piping Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Piping Designer
$89,533/yr
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Piping Designer Insights

Read what Piping Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SOGECLAIR Aerospace SASSOGECLAIR Aerospace SAS
Stress Engineer
Jun 25, 2021

“No career development and very dependent on Airbus projects”

Expleo GroupExpleo Group
Stress Engineer
Sep 14, 2019

“Great place to work and work life balance is good.”

JGC PhilippinesJGC Philippines
Piping Engineer II
Apr 12, 2021

“good for career growth and for starters”

PetroPhoenix Engineering SolutionsPetroPhoenix Engineering Solutions
Piping Engineer
Feb 13, 2021

“Flexible Time to work and work from home options”

Sayantrik EngineeringSayantrik Engineering
Piping Designer
Dec 14, 2019

“Cannot balance work and life”

Keppel ShipyardKeppel Shipyard
Piping Engineer
Jun 9, 2020

“Diverse scopes of knowledge to learn for one to progress in an offshore or marine career.”

BechtelBechtel
Piping Engineer
Mar 21, 2021

“Work life balance is Depends upon your Lead and Projects.”

BelcanBelcan
Senior Stress Engineer
Aug 12, 2020

“I have great independence and confidence.”

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Piping Designer Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a piping designer

When working as a piping designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CAD Drafting, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, GOOD Communication, and EXCEL.

The most similar professions to piping designer are:
  • Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a piping designer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.