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Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

Median pay for Experienced Welders is around $17.49 per hour. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Most Experienced Welders report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,392 - $73,910
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $40,804
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90%

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$12.99 - $24.73
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,392 - $73,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,544  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $3,500  
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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$29,370 - $61,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $37.23  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $3,500  
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).
)
$29,370 - $61,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334

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

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 4%

Aluminum Welding
0%

National Average
$40,000

Arc Welding
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Blueprints
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Plasma Cutting
up arrow 2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Welding
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Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%
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