Welding Machine Operator Salary

A Welding Machine Operator earns an average wage of $14.74 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$10.56 - $23.03
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MEDIAN: $14.88
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$6.70 - $29.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,352 - $54,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Welding Machine Operator

  • Set up and operate welding machines to fabricate metal assemblages.
  • Clean, repair, and maintain welding machines and equipment.
  • Record welding defects, times, and rates.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Welding Machine Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Welding Machine Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%
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