Entry-Level Welder Salary

An Entry-Level Welder earns an average wage of $15.63 per hour. A skill in Fabrication is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,096 - $72,018
$24K
$39K
$72K
MEDIAN: $39,310
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90%

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$11.82 - $21.72
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,096 - $72,018  
   
Bonus
$200.89 - $4,928  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $7,450  
Commission
$2,358  
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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$25,222 - $55,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $21.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07 - $9.26  
Overtime
$16.65 - $33.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.89 - $4,928  
   
Commission
$2,358  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $7,450  
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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$25,222 - $55,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,627

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National Average: $36,161

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Welder Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Welder in Knoxville:
"How cheap they are and how they will cut corners to save mo."
Great place to learn horrible place for long term. They only care about a few of their employees the rest they could care less about.

Welder in Fargo:
"Do what you like."
Get certified, otherwise you'll be taken advantage of. Make sure this is what you want to do because this field isn't a pleasant one.

Welder in Celina:
"Always strive for improvement."
Never be satisfied with your work always try to make it better ever chance you can.

Welder in Macon:
"Constant burns, very dirty,"
Do something else, constant flesh burns, eminent danger to eyes, and hands. .

Welder in Manchester:
"Inexperience."
I didn't realize the inexperience I would be working with. Have to really keep an eye on your stall mate and the turnover is very high in this type of work. Lots of new people coming and going.

Welder in Danville:
"The amount of physical duress involved; heat, cold, confined."
Be prepared to travel and be away from home for extended periods in order to make a substantial wage. Be on time and eager everyday. Look, Listen, Learn!

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Fabrication
▲12%


▲7%

▲3%



▲2%

▲1%



Plasma Cutting
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Aluminum Welding
▼1%

Welder
▼1%


Machine Operation
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 31%
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