Welding Supervisor Salary (United States)

Male Welding Supervisors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.11 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Welding Supervisors is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Welding Supervisor Salary (?
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$40,251 - $74,750
(Median)
40K
53K
66K
75K
MEDIAN: $53,498
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Welding Supervisor Salary (?
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$15.64 - $26.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,251 - $74,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,034  
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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$38,205 - $73,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $26.84  
   
Overtime
$23.90 - $39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,034  
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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$38,205 - $73,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for Welding Supervisor

Welding supervisors are in charge of supervising welding performance and project completion on behalf of their company. They are responsible for overseeing welding tasks to make sure they meet safety requirements, production schedules and budgets, and product quality requirements. They communicate with welders and others within their organization to reach all organizational goals in a timely manner. Welding supervisors use their strong technical knowledge to recommend changes and anticipate issues with the welding process.
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Welding Supervisor Tasks
  • Schedule production activities and maintain inventory to increase production and quality.
  • Set maintenance schedules and equipment tolerances, and ensure a safe operating environment.
  • Oversee staff, hiring, discipline, and safety issues for a welding department.
  • Handle emergent daily problems.

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Popular Skills for Welding Supervisor

Welding Supervisors report a focused set of job skills. Welding is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding. Most people who know Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding also know Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $48K to $49,686. Salary comes to $55K after 10 to 20 years. After working for two decades in the field, Welding Supervisors experience a drop in salary, averaging $55K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Welding
up arrow 17%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%
National Average
$53,000
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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