Average Tulsa Welders make around $17.66 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Though the majority of Welders in Tulsa do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12.04 - $27.65
MEDIAN: $17.00

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$12.04 - $27.65  
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$29,590 - $59,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa County, Oklahoma
197,437 (49.0%)
205,654 (51.0%)
Tulsa /ˈtʌlsə/ is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties. Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry. Once heavily dependent on the oil industry, economic downturn and subsequent diversification efforts created an...

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Tulsa Welders who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. Welders in Tulsa, Okla. see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Aluminum Welding
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Pipe Welding
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Arc Welding
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Manufacturing Fabrication
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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Plasma Cutting
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National Average

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Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 30%