Welder in Pittsburgh Salary

The average rate for a Welder in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $16.87 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Manufacturing Fabrication.

$13.09 - $25.15
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MEDIAN: $16.87
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Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $25.15  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $49.32  
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$27,410 - $70,969  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
304,385
Male:
149,690 (49.2%)
Female:
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,...
Pittsburgh:
$41,293
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$858
Pittsburgh:
$108,400
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
4.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 6 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Welder

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲20%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲16%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲9%

Blueprints
▲9%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲7%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼2%

Plasma Cutting
▼8%

Welding
▼13%

Arc Welding
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 38%
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