Experienced Welders can expect wages of $17.13 per hour on average. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly two in five get dental coverage, too. The majority of Experienced Welders claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,742 - $49,480
(Median)
$
$40K
$
MEDIAN: $40,146
50%

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$13.43 - $25.25
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$40,147  
   
Bonus
$1,225  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$29,012 - $68,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$20.10 - $42.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,225  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
)
$29,012 - $68,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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Plasma Cutting
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Blueprints
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Aluminum Welding
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Arc Welding
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Welding
0%

National Average
$38,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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