Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Salary

A Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills earns an average wage of $18.31 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$13.78 - $28.12
(Median)
$14
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $44.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,875  
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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$28,717 - $78,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Pay by Experience Level for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

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

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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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