The average wage for a Welder in Seattle, Washington is $21.00 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Aluminum Welding.

$15.07 - $36.53
(Median)
$15
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $21.00
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $36.53  
   
Overtime
$25.07 - $38.46  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$31,627 - $79,797  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 34%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 33%

Arc Welding
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 6%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 8%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 9%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 10%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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