Experienced Welder Salary

Experienced Welders take home approximately $19.43 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Experienced Welders spread between $31K and $74K depending on individual performance. Though the majority of Experienced Welders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,645 - $91,945
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$50K
$92K
MEDIAN: $49,637
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$14.33 - $29.06
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MEDIAN: $19.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,645 - $91,945  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $5,888  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $10,137  
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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$30,645 - $74,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $29.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$20.28 - $44.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$246.58 - $5,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $10,137  
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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$30,645 - $74,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,756

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,729

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Welders in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Experienced Welders will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+43 percent), Houston (+42 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), and Dallas (+19 percent). Experienced Welders in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Jacksonville and Cincinnati (7 percent lower).

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲14%

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▲9%



▲1%

Blueprints
▼0%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼0%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▼0%

Arc Welding
▼0%

Welder
▼0%

National Average
$44,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 24%