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Welding Technician Salary

A Welding Technician earns an average wage of $18.17 per hour.
$29,363 - $72,129
(Median)
$29K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,434
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50%
90%

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$12.68 - $24.05
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,363 - $72,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$737 - $6,104  
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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$29,626 - $66,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $24.05  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $37.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$737 - $6,104  
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).
)
$29,626 - $66,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Welding Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Welding Technician Salaries

Robotic Welding
0%

National Average
$43,000

Welding
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%