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

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.47 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

$19,638 - $60,160
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,562
10%
50%
90%

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$10.46 - $20.55
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,638 - $60,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,956  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,300  
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).
)
$22,971 - $51,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $20.55  
   
Overtime
$14.31 - $29.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,300  
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).
)
$22,971 - $51,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 622

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 21%

Arc Welding
up arrow 12%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 10%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 7%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 4%

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 3%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

Aluminum Welding
0%

National Average
$32,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%