The average rate for a Welder in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $16.80 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, and Manufacturing Fabrication.

$12.36 - $24.97
MEDIAN: $16.00

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$12.36 - $24.97  
$21.14 - $49.66  
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$25,719 - $70,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
149,690 (49.2%)
154,695 (50.8%)
Pittsburgh (/ˈpɪtsbərɡ/ PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 2,659,937 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest. The mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders. Aside from steel,...

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

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Arc Welding
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Manufacturing Fabrication
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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National Average

Plasma Cutting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 38%