A Spot Welder earns an average wage of $12.52 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$9.51 - $18.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $18.71  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,504  
   
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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$21,515 - $45,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Job Description for Spot Welder

  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Spot Welder

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

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Experience Affects Spot Welder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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