Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with Blueprints Skills Salary

Welders with Blueprints skills can expect to earn an average of $17.23 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.93 per hour on the lower end to $24.82 on the higher end. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$12.93 - $24.82
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $24.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.68  
Overtime
$17.54 - $38.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,606 - $63,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Welders with Blueprints skills make a median salary of $39K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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