A Welder in Des Moines, Iowa earns an average wage of $15.81 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Blueprints.

$11.74 - $23.49
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$24.74  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$22,724 - $49,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Welding
up arrow 23%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 22%

Blueprints
up arrow 22%

National Average
$37,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None:
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