The average pay for an Underwater Welder is $80,000 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, 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 career.

$44,385 - $103,510
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MEDIAN: $80,000
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$17.94 - $35.12
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,385 - $103,510  
   
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$38,237 - $101,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $35.12  
   
Overtime
$33.50  
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$38,237 - $101,225  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Underwater Welder

Underwater welders are responsible for installing and repairing pipelines and rigs, often relating to the oil and gas industry. Advanced skills in scuba diving are necessary for this position, and these welders should also be certified as commercial divers, which can be done by attending a specialized commercial diving school. Certification as a welder is also necessary, as well as knowledge of both dry and wet welding.

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Experience Affects Underwater Welder Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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