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Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary

For Experienced Welders, hourly average wages total $17.35 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. For the most part, Experienced Welders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,983 - $72,120
(Median)
$25K
$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,710
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$12.85 - $24.91
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,983 - $72,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
Profit Sharing
$675 - $2,250  
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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$28,569 - $61,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $37.44  
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 - $2,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$675 - $2,250  
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).
)
$28,569 - $61,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 472
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Skills That Affect Experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Arc Welding
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National Average
$40,000

Aluminum Welding
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Welding
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Blueprints
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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 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%