Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.34 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Aluminum Welding, and Arc Welding.

$19,923 - $46,417
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$46K
MEDIAN: $36,510
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90%

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$10.84 - $20.79
(Median)
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,923 - $46,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$23,162 - $48,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $20.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.68  
Overtime
$14.39 - $29.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$23,162 - $48,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 12%

Arc Welding
up arrow 11%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 11%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
up arrow 7%

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 2%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Welding
up arrow 2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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