The average rate for a Welder in Denver, Colorado is $17.67 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Plasma Cutting, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$36,618 - $75,000
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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$12.46 - $29.09
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$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$58,958  
   
Bonus
$506  
Total Pay (?
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$26,179 - $68,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$19.12 - $36.29  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$506  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,179 - $68,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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About Denver, Colorado

Denver County, Colorado
667,608
Male:
341,137 (50.0%)
Female:
341,408 (50.0%)
Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is ranked as a Beta- world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. With a 2015 estimated...
Denver:
$58,003
Colorado:
$63,909
$1,094
Denver:
$316,700
Colorado:
$283,800
3.2%

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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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 41%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 15%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 5%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 5%

Welding
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Arc Welding
0%

National Average
$42,000

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 1%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 2%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 6%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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