Welding Supervisor Salary

Male Welding Supervisors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.70 per hour in the United States. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $39K and hits $74K on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. For the most part, Welding Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,717 - $75,364

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$15.55 - $27.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,717 - $75,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $5,195  
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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$38,646 - $74,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $27.01  
   
Overtime
$23.85 - $40.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $5,195  
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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$38,646 - $74,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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


Professional skills reported by Welding Supervisors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding. For most people, competency in Metal Inert Gas Welding indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Welding Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $48K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Welding
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National Average
$53,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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