Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

Experienced Welders pull down an average of $16.87 per hour. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Welders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,511 - $88,084
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$88K
MEDIAN: $40,694
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90%

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$12.38 - $24.80
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$24,511 - $88,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$28,204 - $61,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $24.80  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$28,204 - $61,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 27%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 13%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 5%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 4%

Aluminum Welding
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Arc Welding
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Blueprints
0%

Plasma Cutting
0%

National Average
$39,000

Welding
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Machine Operation
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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