Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

The average Experienced Welder can expect to rake in roughly $17.27 per hour. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Experienced Welders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,083 - $71,752
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,174
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90%

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$12.94 - $24.82
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,083 - $71,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,596  
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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$28,924 - $61,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$16.45 - $37.45  
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 - $2,596  
   
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).
)
$28,924 - $61,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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)
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Aluminum Welding
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National Average
$39,000

Blueprints
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Arc Welding
up arrow 1%

Welding
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Plasma Cutting
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Machine Operation
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%
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