Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Skills Salary

The average pay for a Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills is $17.69 per hour.

$30,017 - $81,134
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$45K
$81K
MEDIAN: $44,869
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$12.70 - $25.39
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MEDIAN: $17.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,017 - $81,134  
   
Bonus
$300.50 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $11,878  
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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$27,908 - $64,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $25.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $8.69  
Overtime
$18.44 - $38.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$300.50 - $7,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $11,878  
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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$27,908 - $64,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,849

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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 $37,000 based on 968 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 602 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 561 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 $47,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,843

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 294 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲15%

Experienced
▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 294 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%