The average Late-Career Welder can expect to rake in roughly $23.43 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,269 - $41,116
$39K
MEDIAN: $39,191
50%

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$13.21 - $35.16
$13
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,191  
   
Bonus
$2,100  
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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$30,883 - $111,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $35.16  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,100  
   
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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$30,883 - $111,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 34%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 5%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Plasma Cutting
0%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
0%

National Average
$51,000

Blueprints
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Arc Welding
up arrow 2%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Welding
up arrow 4%

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: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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