Pipeline Inspector Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Pipeline Inspector Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Pipeline Inspector Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about pipeline inspectors:

What Is a Pipeline Inspector?

In the oil and gas industry, pipeline inspectors are responsible for establishing that pipes are in good condition and will run efficiently. They must have a complete knowledge of safety and environmental guidelines to ensure the pipes abide by all regulations.

What is the Salary Range for a Pipeline Inspector?

Depending on the work setting and state where pipeline inspectors are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, pipeline inspectors made between $21,880 and $63,590, with the average annual salary being approximately $40,340.

How Many Pipeline Inspectors Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
518,950 0.7% $19.40 $40,340 0.4%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a pipeline inspector is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.52 $13.35 $17.68 $23.68 $30.57

Where Are Most Pipeline Inspectors Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 54,840 3.43 0.93 $20.55 $42,740
Texas 51,360 4.37 1.18 $20.42 $42,480
Ohio 31,040 5.82 1.57 $18.92 $39,350
Michigan 26,900 6.39 1.73 $17.04 $35,450
Illinois 23,710 4.02 1.09 $18.84 $39,200

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What are the Laws for Pipeline Inspector Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers are required to pay all non-exempt pipeline Inspectors overtime for all hours worked over 40 in the workweek.  Some states have also enacted overtime laws that regulate the number of hours an employee can work within 24 hours before receiving overtime.

Is a Pipeline Inspector Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Yes, a pipeline inspector may be entitled to overtime pay from the gas company they work for if they worked in excess of 40 hours in a single work week.

In calculating the number of hours worked, the employer must consider all required work performed in all facilities and departments, both before and after a shift, including staff meetings and required paid training.  If an employer does not include all of this time in the calculation of hours worked, it can result in the pipeline inspector not receiving all of the required overtime.  The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to pipeline inspectors can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

However, each case is different and that is why if you work as a pipeline inspector and believe that your employer is violating the law by not properly paying you overtime wages, you should consult with an experienced attorney.

Does a Company Have to Pay Overtime Wages to a Day-Rate Pipeline Inspector?

Yes, a company may have to pay overtime to a day-rate pipeline inspector.

According to The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay Day-Rate Workers overtime for all hours worked over 40 in the workweek. Some states have also enacted overtime laws that regulate the number of hours an employee can work within 24 hours before receiving overtime.

If you are a day-rate pipeline inspector who worked more than 40 hours a week but did not receive overtime pay, you may be entitled to file a pipeline inspector overtime pay lawsuit.  These lawsuits are often filed by an entire group of pipeline inspectors against an employer who violates the FLSA.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Pipeline Inspector Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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