A Mid-Career Welder in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $21.92 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Aluminum Welding, Plasma Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Pipe Welding.

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MEDIAN: $80,000
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$14.52 - $31.89
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$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$80,000  
   
Bonus
$680  
Total Pay (?
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$32,227 - $94,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $31.89  
   
Overtime
$24.72 - $48.78  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$680  
   
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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$32,227 - $94,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 29%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 29%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Pipe Welding
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 7%

Arc Welding
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 2%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
0%

National Average
$49,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
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Blueprints
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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