Welder in Lafayette, Louisiana Salary

The average pay for a Welder in Lafayette, Louisiana is $22.32 per hour. A skill in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

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About Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
127,661
Male:
64,018 (50.1%)
Female:
63,643 (49.9%)
Lafayette (/ˌlæfiˈjɛt/; French: [lafajɛt]) is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 120,623 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, and also the larger, Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA with a population of 611,774 according to 2012 estimates. Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City. The American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. Lafayette is considered the center of Acadiana, the area of Cajun and...
Lafayette:
$47,830
Louisiana:
$45,727
$816
Lafayette:
$186,100
Louisiana:
$155,600
3.1%

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Key Stats for Welder

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲12%

Welding
▲6%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼2%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%
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