Professional & Service Sector Jobs Created by Pipelines

New pipelines create thousands of professional and service sector jobs on top of traditional construction and manufacturing jobs. Analysis of a major proposed pipeline project showed that it would create 5,100 professional service and management jobs in in engineering, architecture, planning and contracting. Over 2,000 professionals in finance and insurance would gain jobs supporting a new pipeline, as would 2,700 health and social service professionals, 2,300 workers in administrative and waste services, and 5,700 accommodations and food services workers.

Professional and service sector jobs created by pipeline construction are also good-paying jobs. Average wages for professional services position supporting a pipeline were estimated at $67,000. Finance and insurance providers could expect to take home nearly $60,000 in pay, and healthcare and social service workers would average over $52,000 in wages from a new pipeline.