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

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.92 per hour. A skill in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,220 - $295,898
$30K
$45K
$300K
MEDIAN: $44,549
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$10.95 - $22.37
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$30,220 - $295,898  
   
Bonus
$20.43 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$23,659 - $57,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $22.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.93 - $31.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$20.43 - $6,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$23,659 - $57,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲23%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲9%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲3%

Arc Welding
▲2%

Aluminum Welding
▲2%

Welding
▲1%

National Average
$35,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Plasma Cutting
▼2%

Blueprints
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%
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