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

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.96 per hour. A skill in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,220 - $118,359
$30K
$44K
$120K
MEDIAN: $44,256
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90%

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$11.03 - $22.12
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,220 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$25.34 - $6,904  
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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$23,713 - $59,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $22.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.79 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$25.34 - $6,904  
   
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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$23,713 - $59,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
14%
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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%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲4%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

Aluminum Welding
▲4%

Arc Welding
▲3%

Welding
▲2%

National Average
$35,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Plasma Cutting
▼2%

Blueprints
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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