A Welder in Grand Rapids, Michigan earns an average wage of $16.14 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$12.08 - $20.61
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $39.45  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$28,925 - $52,349  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Welding
up arrow 8%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None:
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