The average rate for a Welder in San Diego, California is $20.18 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Plasma Cutting is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$13.91 - $26.92
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $26.92  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$29,449 - $76,347  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 10%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 10%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 2%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%

Arc Welding
0%

National Average
$47,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 2%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 3%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 3%

Welding
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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