Welding Engineer Salary

Male Welding Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $76K annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Welding Engineers spread between $52K and $117K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Welding Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,309 - $112,653
$57K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,793
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$15.00 - $49.13
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$0$117K
Salary $57,309 - $112,653
Bonus $650 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $125.00 - $17,500
Total Pay (?
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$52,006 - $117,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 267
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $49.13
Overtime $23.49 - $60.40
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $650 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $125.00 - $17,500
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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$52,006 - $117,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Welding Engineer

Welding engineering requires a great deal of strength and determination, and these engineers are trained to handle a variety of welding techniques, maintain overall quality, and produce wells. They must always stay up-to-date with current codes and regulations to maintain a safe environment for all employees.

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Welding Engineer Tasks

  • 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.
  • Ensure all procedures and designs meet regulations and requirements.
  • Design and develop new welding techniques, equipment, or fabrication procedures.

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Popular Skills for Welding Engineer


Welding Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Arc Welding and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Metal Inert Gas Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Submerged Arc Welding also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Robotic Welding tend to be well versed in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Welding Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Welding Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 56 salaries. A Welding Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,712

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Welding Engineers in Detroit receive some of the highest pay in the country. Welding Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+5 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers in Cleveland and Appleton also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Welding Engineer?

Welding Engineer in Ogden:
"Living the dream."
Pros: Blue collar environment, hard work.
Cons: Dealing with corporate politics.

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Key Stats for Welding Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

▲32%

▲27%

▲2%

National Average
$77,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Arc Welding
▲21%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲6%



▼0%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▼7%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
▼9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 5%
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