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

An Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer earns an average wage of $14.41 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Arc Welding.
Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Total Pay (?
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$20,164 - $61,118
(Median)
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36K
46K
61K
MEDIAN: $35,626
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Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Total Pay (?
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$10.24 - $20.04
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,164 - $61,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,938  
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $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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$22,349 - $49,921  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$14.72 - $29.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $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).
)
$22,349 - $49,921  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,162
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 23%
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
up arrow 16%
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 5%
Plasma Cutting
up arrow 3%
Aluminum Welding
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
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 66 votes.
Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 34%
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