Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Salary

The average pay for a Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills is C$24.85 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$39,336 - C$90,511
(Median)
C$39K
C$50K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$49,925
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C$17.09 - C$38.74
(Median)
C$17
C$25
C$39
MEDIAN: C$24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$31KC$62KC$93K
Salary
C$39,336 - C$90,511  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,091  
Profit Sharing
C$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$36,836 - C$88,137  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$20C$40C$60
Hourly Rate
C$17.09 - C$38.74  
   
Hourly Tips
C$5.00  
Overtime
C$23.81 - C$59.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
C$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$36,836 - C$88,137  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$53,687

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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
C$54,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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