Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

Experienced Welders can expect wages of $17.60 per hour on average. Most Experienced Welders report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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

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$13.73 - $25.88
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.60
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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
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$29,220 - $70,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $25.88  
   
Overtime
$21.71 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$29,220 - $70,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
10-19 years
78%
20 years or more
22%
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲14%

Plasma Cutting
▲7%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲7%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲4%

Blueprints
▲2%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼1%

Arc Welding
▼3%

Aluminum Welding
▼5%

Welding
▼6%

Machine Operation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 28%
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