The average rate for a Welder Lead Hand is $20.08 per hour.

$12,255 - $55,886
(Median)
$12K
$48K
$56K
MEDIAN: $48,281
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90%

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$14.91 - $29.37
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$12,255 - $55,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$32,488 - $74,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $29.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.34 - $46.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$32,488 - $74,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Welder Lead Hand Salaries



National Average
$48,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Welder Lead Hand Salaries

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 3%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Blueprints
up arrow 3%


Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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