The average pay for a Welder in Buffalo, New York is $16.81 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Aluminum Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Plasma Cutting.

$12.46 - $26.50
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$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
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Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$5,375  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,259 - $65,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About Buffalo, New York

Erie County, New York
258,066
Male:
124,537 (48.3%)
Female:
133,529 (51.7%)
Buffalo (/ˈbʌfəloʊ/) is a city in western New York state and the county seat of Erie County, on the eastern shores of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River. As of 2014, Buffalo is New York state's 2nd-most populous city after New York City, with 258,703 residents. The metropolitan area has a population of 1.13 million. Buffalo grew significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of the Erie Canal, railroads and Lake Erie, providing an abundance of fresh water and an ample trade route to the midwestern United States, while grooming its economy for the grain, steel and automobile industries during the 20th century. After an economic downturn in the latter half of the 20th century, Buffalo's economy has transitioned to sectors that include financial services, technology, biomedical engineering and education. Residents of Buffalo are called "Buffalonians". The city's nicknames include "The Queen City", "The Nickel City",...
Buffalo:
$32,509
New York:
$60,850
$711
Buffalo:
$75,800
New York:
$293,500
4.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

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

Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 31%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 31%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 31%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 21%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 16%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 11%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

Arc Welding
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
0%

National Average
$37,000

Welding
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 9%

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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