The average wage for a Mid-Career Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer is $16.93 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

$24,161 - $297,988
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,500
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$12.86 - $25.38
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$24,161 - $297,988  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$27,871 - $73,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $25.38  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $39.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$27,871 - $73,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 27%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 12%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 12%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 12%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 9%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Arc Welding
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

Aluminum Welding
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Plasma Cutting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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