A Welding Engineer earns an average salary of $69,150 per year.
Welding Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,237 - $98,600
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MEDIAN: $69,149
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Welding Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.47 - $40.72
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,237 - $98,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,969  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$48,767 - $101,472  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $62.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,969  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$48,767 - $101,472  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Welding Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$70,000
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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$70,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Welding
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National Average
$70,000
Robotic Welding
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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