A Welding Machine Operator earns an average wage of $13.86 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.99 - $19.60
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $19.60  
   
Overtime
$6.66 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$640  
   
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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$21,442 - $50,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Welding Machine Operator

  • Inspect welded pieces using precision measuring equipment, such as calipers and micrometers, and perform touch-ups.
  • Follow blue prints, instructions, and/or drawings to determine job specifications.
  • Record welding defects, times, and rates.
  • Set up and operate welding machines to fabricate metal assemblages.
  • Clean, repair, and maintain welding machines and equipment.

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Experience Affects Welding Machine Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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