Welder in Tulsa Salary

Average Welders in Tulsa make around $17.87 per hour. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$12.08 - $27.56
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MEDIAN: $17.87
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $27.56  
   
Overtime
$26.88  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,251 - $60,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 8 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Welder

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$41,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲21%

Aluminum Welding
▲17%

Pipe Welding
▲16%

Arc Welding
▲9%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲6%



Manufacturing Fabrication
▼0%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Blueprints
▼2%

Plasma Cutting
▼2%

▼3%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 33%