Welder in Des Moines, Iowa Salary

A Welder in Des Moines, Iowa earns an average wage of $16.49 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Welding, and Blueprints.

$15.42 - $19.00
$16
MEDIAN: $16.49
50%

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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.49  
   
Overtime
$25.12  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,895 - $50,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲23%

Arc Welding
▲23%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲23%

Welding
▲23%

Blueprints
▲23%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼7%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None:
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