The average pay for a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer is $15.62 per hour. A skill in Blueprints is associated with high pay for this job.
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Total Pay (?
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$23,109 - $72,808
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,502
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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Total Pay (?
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$11.23 - $23.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,109 - $72,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $2,970  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$24,574 - $57,466  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,940
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $23.27  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $34.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $2,970  
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).
)
$24,574 - $57,466  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,940
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Job Description for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are manual laborers who operate MIG, air/carbon arc, OXY-fuel torch, stick welders, and plasma cutting torch to fabricate, repair, and maintain equipment. They create welds and assemblies with the use of blueprints and other visual aids. They may also complete sub-assembly of various parts in order to manufacture finished goods. Welders, brazers, cutters, and solderers are responsible for the construction and fastening of various parts of production equipment and final products.
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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Tasks
  • Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment.
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$36,000
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Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

Arc Welding
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Machine Operation
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Plasma Cutting
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Welding
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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National Average
$36,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 159 votes.
Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%
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