Welding Technician Salary

The average rate for a Welding Technician is $17.23 per hour. A skill in Robotic Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,319 - $99,329
$31K
$50K
$99K
MEDIAN: $50,105
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50%
90%

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$12.10 - $22.87
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$31,319 - $99,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$25,768 - $74,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $22.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$16.31 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$25,768 - $74,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Welding Technician

A welding technician is typically the person who does the welding in construction or assembly work. He or she also makes critical decisions involving the type of welding techniques, equipment, and processes to be used. Especially in construction, a welding technician will regularly encounter a variety of metals and construction situations. Contractors and employers will expect the tech to be well-versed in the latest developments and technology within the field and able to apply it.

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Welding Technician Tasks

  • Operate welding equipment safely with special attention paid to all worker health guidelines.
  • Collaborate with other members of construction teams to complete projects.
  • Complete welding projects in a timely fashion according to timelines established by management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Welding Technician

Pay by Experience for a Welding Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Welding Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 14 salaries. A Welding Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Welding Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Welding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$41,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Welding Technician Salaries

Robotic Welding
▲47%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲7%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲6%


National Average
$41,000

Welding
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 19%
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