Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.35 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Arc Welding.
Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (?
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$19,846 - $60,200
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,477
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Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salary (?
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$10.28 - $19.98
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,846 - $60,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,616  
Profit Sharing
$2.57 - $3,973  
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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$22,398 - $49,654  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.57 - $3,973  
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).
)
$22,398 - $49,654  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 928
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 22%
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 12%
Arc Welding
up arrow 10%
Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 9%
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 4%
Plasma Cutting
up arrow 3%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 2%
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%
Welding
up arrow 1%
National Average
$32,000

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 34%
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