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Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

The average Experienced Welder can expect to rake in roughly $17.48 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Experienced Welders is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,789 - $72,759
(Median)
$25K
$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,000
10%
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90%

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$12.99 - $24.63
(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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,789 - $72,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$540 - $2,543  
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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$29,306 - $62,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$16.97 - $37.25  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$540 - $2,543  
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).
)
$29,306 - $62,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379

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

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Aluminum Welding
0%

National Average
$40,000

Arc Welding
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Welding
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Blueprints
up arrow 3%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 3%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 4%

Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%