Welder in Tulsa Salary

Tulsa Welders pull down an average of $17.41 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12.08 - $27.56
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.41
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $27.56  
   
Overtime
$23.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,182 - $59,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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About Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa County, Oklahoma
403,091
Male:
197,437 (49.0%)
Female:
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...
Tulsa:
$43,322
Oklahoma:
$48,568
$768
Tulsa:
$133,700
Oklahoma:
$126,800
4.2%

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

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


For many Welders in Tulsa, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Welders in Tulsa, Okla. make a median salary of $47K. As Welders in Tulsa reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

Key Stats for Welder

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲16%

▲11%

National Average
$40,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲19%

Aluminum Welding
▲19%

Pipe Welding
▲15%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲8%


Arc Welding
▲6%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲2%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Plasma Cutting
▼1%

Blueprints
▼3%

Welding
▼4%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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