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Late-Career Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

The average Late-Career Welder can expect to rake in roughly $19.42 per hour. Most Late-Career Welders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,658 - $130,893
(Median)
$25K
$46K
$130K
MEDIAN: $46,242
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90%

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$14.62 - $29.69
(Median)
$15
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,658 - $130,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,390  
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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$30,888 - $69,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $29.69  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $38.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,390  
   
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).
)
$30,888 - $69,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Blueprints
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Plasma Cutting
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Aluminum Welding
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Arc Welding
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National Average
$43,000

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 3%

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 29%