For Welders with Blueprints skills, hourly average wages total $17.19 per hour. Most Welders with Blueprints skills are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$32,000 - $50,000
(Median)
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$41K
$
MEDIAN: $40,694
50%

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$12.95 - $23.98
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$40,695  
   
Bonus
$4,375  
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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$28,495 - $62,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $23.98  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $37.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$4,375  
   
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).
)
$28,495 - $62,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


For Welders with Blueprints skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $34K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $50K.

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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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