Men make up the majority of Welding Supervisors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.93 per hour. In the world of Welding Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $77K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Welding Supervisors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,062 - $93,627
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$46K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,800
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$15.61 - $28.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,062 - $93,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,025  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,728  
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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$37,403 - $76,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $28.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$21.56 - $44.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,728  
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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$37,403 - $76,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Fluxed Core Arc 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. Aluminum Welding and Blueprints also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Welding Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. On average, Welding Supervisors make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $54K.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Welding
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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National Average
$52,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Blueprints
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Aluminum Welding
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Robotic Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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