Welding Supervisor Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Welding Supervisors earn an average of $21.11 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $4,872 and $5,034, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $40,251 or peak near $74,750. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and about half get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Welding Supervisor Salary (?
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$40,251 - $74,750
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,498
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Welding Supervisor Salary (?
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$15.64 - $26.84
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,251 - $74,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,034  
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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$38,205 - $73,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $26.84  
   
Overtime
$23.90 - $39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,034  
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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$38,205 - $73,069  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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

Typical Welding Supervisors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Welding can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 17 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding. Those proficient in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.
Salaries increase to $49,686 from around $48K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $55K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Welding Supervisors' pay actually begins to decline, averaging $55K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Welding
up arrow 17%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%
National Average
$53,000
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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