The average pay for a Welder is NZ$22.55 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

NZ$43,720 - NZ$67,200
NZ$60K
MEDIAN: NZ$59,892
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NZ$17.64 - NZ$29.75
NZ$18
NZ$23
NZ$30
MEDIAN: NZ$22.55
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$23KNZ$46KNZ$69K
Salary
NZ$59,892  
   
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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NZ$37,169 - NZ$66,837  
Country: New Zealand | Currency: NZD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$16NZ$32NZ$48
Hourly Rate
NZ$17.64 - NZ$29.75  
   
Overtime
NZ$20.27 - NZ$45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$32KNZ$64KNZ$96K
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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NZ$37,169 - NZ$66,837  
   
Country: United States | Currency: NZD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 21 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: NZ$49,333

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Key Stats for Welder

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
NZ$49,000

Late-Career
▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Welding
▲5%

National Average
NZ$49,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼12%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%