Experienced Welder Salary

Median pay for Experienced Welders lies in the neighborhood of $19.55 per hour. Total cash compensation to Experienced Welders bottoms out near $31K and approaches $75K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Experienced Welders is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,406 - $97,274
$28K
$50K
$97K
MEDIAN: $50,413
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50%
90%

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$14.61 - $29.46
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MEDIAN: $19.54
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$0$97K
Salary $28,406 - $97,274
Bonus $295.90 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $959 - $10,304
Commission $3,500
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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$31,096 - $76,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.61 - $29.46
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $20.70 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $295.90 - $5,817
Commission $3,500
Profit Sharing $959 - $10,304
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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$31,096 - $76,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,800

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,345

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Welders, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Experienced Welders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+41 percent), Houston (+40 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Experienced Welders have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Jacksonville and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less).

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲12%

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▲8%



National Average
$44,000

▼1%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼1%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▼1%

Welder
▼1%

Blueprints
▼2%

Arc Welding
▼2%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%
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