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Welding Supervisor Salary

Welding Supervisors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.65 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $38K and hits $74K on the high end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Welding Supervisors. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,569 - $74,687
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,004
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$15.42 - $27.03
(Median)
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,569 - $74,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $5,017  
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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$38,394 - $73,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $27.03  
   
Overtime
$24.26 - $39.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $5,017  
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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$38,394 - $73,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and Metal Inert Gas Welding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Metal Inert Gas Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. Welding Supervisors see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Welding Supervisors report making only $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$53,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%