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Welding Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Welding Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $71K per year. In the world of Welding Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $52K and $105K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $6K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,930 - $101,148
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,745
10%
50%
90%

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$17.43 - $41.54
(Median)
$17
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,930 - $101,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,005  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $6,234  
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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$51,728 - $104,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.43 - $41.54  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $69.49  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$873 - $6,234  
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).
)
$51,728 - $104,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Welding Engineer

The welding engineer ties together all parts of the welding process. They are responsible for evaluating quality of welding operations and researching problems that arise, formulating solutions. They also supervise welding technicians to ensure proper process is being followed and that produced welds are of the highest quality. Welding engineers also have a role in repairing and maintaining welding equipment to ensure it meets the needs of workers and is safe, designing and testing new welding techniques, performing upgrades and repairs to equipment, and reviewing educational materials to ensure it includes the latest advancements in their field.

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Welding Engineer Tasks

  • Ensure all procedures and designs meet regulations and requirements.
  • Design and develop new welding techniques, equipment, or fabrication procedures.
  • Evaluate current welding techniques and processes and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Remain current in state-of-the-field advancements and incorporate new techniques as appropriate.

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Typical Welding Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Robotic Welding, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering. It is not unusual for someone who knows Robotic Welding to be familiar with Welding as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Engineer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $67K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $76K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Welding Engineers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Welding Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+10 percent) and Detroit (+7 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 2%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
0%

National Average
$72,000

Robotic Welding
up arrow 2%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%