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Welder Lead Hand Salary

The average wage for a Welder Lead Hand is $18.97 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) is associated with high pay for this job.
$25,356 - $85,149
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MEDIAN: $48,250
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$15.29 - $26.09
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,356 - $85,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
Profit Sharing
$341.57 - $800  
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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$33,277 - $70,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $26.09  
   
Overtime
$21.34 - $40.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
Profit Sharing
$341.57 - $800  
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).
)
$33,277 - $70,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
United States (change)

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

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

Common Career Paths for Welder Lead Hand


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Pay by Experience Level for Welder Lead Hand

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

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Experience Affects Welder Lead Hand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Welder Lead Hand Salaries

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 12%


Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%