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
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$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $27.65  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$29,590 - $59,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 28%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 30%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 26%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 25%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 14%

Arc Welding
up arrow 11%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 8%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 6%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Plasma Cutting
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National Average
$38,000

Welding
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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