A Welder in Louisville, Kentucky earns an average wage of $16.18 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$12.18 - $19.49
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MEDIAN: $16.18
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$23.65  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,476 - $47,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About Louisville, Kentucky

Jefferson County, Kentucky
760,026
Louisville (pronounced /ˈluːəvəl/, /ˈlʌvəl/ or /ˈluːiːvɪl/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being the state's second-largest city of Lexington. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County. Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Sited beside the Falls of the Ohio, the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site. It was the founding city of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which grew into a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system across 13 states. Today, the city is known as the home of the...

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %
048
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 6%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 4%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Blueprints
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Welding
up arrow 2%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 5%

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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