Welding Supervisor Salary

Welding Supervisors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.40 per hour. Final cash compensation to Welding Supervisors varies from around $39K to approximately $75K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $5K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,908 - $76,978
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,129
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$15.61 - $27.70
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$16
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$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$42,908 - $76,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,703  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,128  
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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$38,913 - $74,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $27.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$23.55 - $41.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,128  
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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$38,913 - $74,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Blueprints as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aluminum Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Metal Inert Gas 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $49K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $51K on average. Welding Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Welding Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Welding
0%

National Average
$53,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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