Welders with Blueprints skills take home an average $17.23 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,556 - $49,132
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,452
50%

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$12.97 - $24.43
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.23
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$40,452  
   
Bonus
$3,931  
Profit Sharing
$9,875  
Total Pay (?
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$28,331 - $68,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $24.43  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $51.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,931  
   
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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$28,331 - $68,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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.


Welders with Blueprints skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $40K. Welders with Blueprints skills bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $51K on average.

Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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