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Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

The average Experienced Welder can expect to rake in roughly $17.52 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Welders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,392 - $73,910
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $40,804
10%
50%
90%

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$12.91 - $24.72
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,392 - $73,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,537  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $3,500  
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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$28,848 - $61,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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
$12.91 - $24.72  
   
Overtime
$16.70 - $37.33  
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 - $2,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $3,500  
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).
)
$28,848 - $61,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346

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Skills That Affect Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 6%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 4%

Aluminum Welding
0%

Arc Welding
0%

National Average
$40,000

Welding
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 27%
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