Late-Career Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

Late-Career Welders can expect to earn an average of $19.59 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. Most Late-Career Welders report high levels of job satisfaction.

$24,323 - $70,038
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$70K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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90%

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$14.62 - $29.59
(Median)
$15
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,323 - $70,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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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$30,822 - $71,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $38.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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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$30,822 - $71,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 10%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 9%

Plasma Cutting
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Aluminum Welding
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Arc Welding
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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National Average
$43,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%
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