Welding Supervisor Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Welding Supervisors earn an average of $21.59 per hour. In the world of Welding Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $86K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $12K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Welding Supervisors is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,839 - $96,111
$45K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,279
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$15.95 - $29.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,839 - $96,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,727  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,164  
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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$38,618 - $86,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $29.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.27  
Overtime
$22.38 - $46.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,164  
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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$38,618 - $86,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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

  • Oversee staff, hiring, discipline, and safety issues for a welding department.
  • Handle emergent daily problems.
  • Schedule production activities and maintain inventory to increase production and quality.
  • Set maintenance schedules and equipment tolerances, and ensure a safe operating environment.

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Popular Skills for Welding Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Robotic Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Fluxed Core Arc Welding and Aluminum Welding also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Metal Inert Gas Welding are similarly competent in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Welding Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Welding Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 92 salaries. A Welding Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 71 salaries.

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Key Stats for Welding Supervisor

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$54,000

▼2%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

▲3%


▲1%

National Average
$54,000


Aluminum Welding
▼16%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼18%

Robotic Welding
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%
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