The average rate for a Welding Technician is $18.16 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Robotic Welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

$24,240 - $83,124
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$24K
$48K
$83K
MEDIAN: $48,234
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$12.72 - $23.58
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,240 - $83,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,280 - $71,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $23.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$16.73 - $33.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$26,280 - $71,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

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

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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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Experience Affects Welding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Welding Technician Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 19%

Robotic Welding
up arrow 18%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Welding
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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