The average rate for a Welding Technician is $17.86 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Robotic Welding.

$28,500 - $90,000
$28K
$49K
$90K
MEDIAN: $49,199
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90%

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$12.67 - $23.03
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MEDIAN: $17.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,500 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,877 - $70,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $23.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$16.85 - $34.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$26,877 - $70,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Welding Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Welding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Welding Technician Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 20%

Robotic Welding
up arrow 19%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 5%


National Average
$41,000

Welding
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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