The average wage for a Welder is $16.27 per hour.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Welder Total Pay (?
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$27,291 - $73,974
(Median)
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52K
74K
MEDIAN: $41,529
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Welder Total Pay (?
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$11.67 - $24.74
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25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,291 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
Profit Sharing
$45.62 - $5,132  
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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$25,683 - $61,552  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$16.10 - $36.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
   
Profit Sharing
$45.62 - $5,132  
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).
)
$25,683 - $61,552  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,188
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Welder
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$38,000
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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