The average Experienced Welder earns approximately $17.25 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,742 - $49,132
$40K
MEDIAN: $39,754
50%

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$13.53 - $25.41
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.25
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,754  
   
Bonus
$1,875  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$29,169 - $69,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$29,169 - $69,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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 17 votes.
077
10-19 years
78%
20 years or more
23%
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 20%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 15%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 14%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 12%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 10%

Blueprints
up arrow 9%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 6%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 4%

Arc Welding
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National Average
$38,000

Welding
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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