Experienced Welder Salary

Earnings for Experienced Welders come in at around $19.55 per hour on average. 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. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Welders. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,445 - $95,720
$29K
$50K
$96K
MEDIAN: $50,415
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$14.57 - $29.36
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MEDIAN: $19.55
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$0$95K
Salary $29,445 - $95,720
Bonus $297.99 - $5,199
Profit Sharing $967 - $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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$31,039 - $75,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 198
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.57 - $29.36
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $20.66 - $44.32
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $297.99 - $5,199
Profit Sharing $967 - $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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$31,039 - $75,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,834

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,283

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Welders in New York enjoy an exceptional 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). Experienced Welders' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Experienced Welders in Atlanta bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Jacksonville and Cincinnati (8 percent lower).

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 277 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲13%

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 277 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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