Welder Lead Hand Salary

A Welder Lead Hand earns an average wage of $20.03 per hour. A skill in Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$12,255 - $68,510
$12K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,948
10%
50%
90%

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$15.11 - $28.30
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20.03
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$12,255 - $68,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$33,180 - $71,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $28.30  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $47.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$33,180 - $71,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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Job Description for Welder Lead Hand

Welding is a physically strenuous job that is a vital part of fields such as construction and automobile manufacturing. In many instances, several people perform different welding jobs for a project, working either according to their specialties or on the work that must be completed most quickly. Groups of welders are overseen by a welder lead hand. Lead hands are found in several other areas of construction and manufacturing work; like other lead hands, the welder lead hand directly supervises people performing a specific job (in this case, welding). The welder lead hand is responsible for ensuring that the welders' contribution to the overall process remains high and is conducted in safe conditions. The welder lead hand acts as a sort of liaison between upper management and front-line employees, and they take on a direct supervisory role to ensure that work progresses at an optimal pace.

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Welder Lead Hand Tasks

  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder Lead Hand

Pay by Experience for a Welder Lead Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder Lead Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder Lead Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Welder Lead Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 69 salaries. A Welder Lead Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 50 salaries.

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Key Stats for Welder Lead Hand

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Welder Lead Hand Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Welder Lead Hand Salaries

Welding
▲13%




National Average
$48,000


Blueprints
▼2%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 24%