Welding Supervisor Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Welding Supervisors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.59 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Welding Supervisors varies from $38K to $73K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. For the most part, Welding Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,580 - $75,364
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,306
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$15.53 - $26.78
(Median)
$16
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,580 - $75,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,045  
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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$38,249 - $73,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.53 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$23.65 - $39.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,045  
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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$38,249 - $73,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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


Job skills reported by Welding Supervisors are limited. Most notably, skills in Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Tungsten Inert Gas Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding. 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $48K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Welding Supervisors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $54K.

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Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

Welding
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National Average
$52,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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