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Plumbers and Pipefitters

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Work Environment

Plumbers and pipe fitters work both indoors and outdoors on land and aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $55,680

Overview

Plumbers and pipefitters assemble, install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Plumbers and pipefitters in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to work with detailed plans
  • Preference for doing physical work

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