Median pay for Late-Career Welders is around $23.29 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,269 - $41,116
(Median)
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$39K
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MEDIAN: $39,191
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$13.09 - $35.24
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$13
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,191  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,818 - $112,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $35.24  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$30,818 - $112,836  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$51,000

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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Blueprints
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Plasma Cutting
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Welding
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Arc Welding
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Aluminum Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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