Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer is $15.61 per hour. A skill in Blueprints is associated with high pay for this job.
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (?
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$23,074 - $71,788
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MEDIAN: $40,340
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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (?
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$11.30 - $23.46
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,074 - $71,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,999  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $3,020  
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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$24,690 - $56,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $34.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,999  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $3,020  
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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$24,690 - $56,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,927
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Job Description for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are manual laborers who operate MIG, air/carbon arc, OXY-fuel torch, stick welders, and plasma cutting torch to fabricate, repair, and maintain equipment. They create welds and assemblies with the use of blueprints and other visual aids. They may also complete sub-assembly of various parts in order to manufacture finished goods. Welders, brazers, cutters, and solderers are responsible for the construction and fastening of various parts of production equipment and final products.
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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Tasks
  • Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment.

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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 9%
Arc Welding
up arrow 9%
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 6%
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 5%
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
up arrow 4%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 3%
Plasma Cutting
up arrow 3%
Welding
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Machine Operation
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
0%
National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 30%
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