Welding Supervisor Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Welding Supervisors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.40 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Welding Supervisors approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $75K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Most Welding Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,908 - $76,978
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,129
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$15.61 - $27.70
(Median)
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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


Survey results imply that Welding Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Most people 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 earns $49K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. 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
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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