Welding Engineer Salary (United States)

A Welding Engineer earns an average salary of $70,283 per year.
Welding Engineer Salary (?
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$51,328 - $101,393
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,282
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Welding Engineer Salary (?
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$13.28 - $34.77
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,328 - $101,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $8,170  
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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$50,168 - $104,603  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$23.66 - $62.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $8,170  
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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$50,168 - $104,603  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Detroit
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Columbus
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National Average
$71,000
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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$71,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Welding
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
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National Average
$71,000
Robotic Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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