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Welder Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Welder is $16.39 per hour.
Welder Salary (?
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$27,798 - $74,322
(Median)
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74K
MEDIAN: $41,267
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Welder Salary (?
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$11.81 - $24.67
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,798 - $74,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
Profit Sharing
$198.39 - $5,115  
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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$25,825 - $60,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $24.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $1.56  
Overtime
$16.36 - $35.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.39 - $5,115  
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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$25,825 - $60,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,596
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Job Description for Welder

Welders work in metal and manufacturing industries. They must be well-trained as their job of fastening different pieces of metal together can be very dangerous. They perform a job in producing just about any metal product a person may see that has joints, hinges, or is a combination of different pieces of metal.
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Welder Tasks
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.

Common Career Paths for Welder

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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Manufacturing Fabrication
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Arc Welding
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Blueprints
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Welding
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Plasma Cutting
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Pipe Welding
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National Average
$38,000
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 562 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%