AU$58,194
Avg. Salary
AU$25.65
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Welder is AU$25.65 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder is AU$58,194 per year.

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AU$20.15
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MEDIAN AU$25.65
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MEDIAN AU$58,194
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MEDIAN: AU$58,194
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Salary AU$36,409 - AU$98,653
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,093
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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AU$41,838 - AU$78,352
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data AU$0AU$52
Hourly Rate AU$20.15 - AU$34.54
Hourly Tips AU$0.70
Overtime AU$26.74 - AU$52.04
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,093
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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AU$41,838 - AU$78,352
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 548

Job Description for Welder

A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being welded are done properly. Various welding equipment, will be used, such as stick welders and cutting torches. In some jobs, the ability to use CAD software is essential. It is also often a requirement to be able to read sketches and blueprints. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be self-motivated. This job can be physically strenuous, and the work environment can sometimes be loud and uncomfortable.

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Welder Tasks
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.

Welder Pay By Employer

$0$67K

$40,313

Trinity Inc
23 profiles
$36,941

$45,665

$52,666

$33,381

$38,205

Tenneco Inc
11 profiles
$39,275

$43,982

$36,584

$37,586

Common Career Paths for Welder


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Popular Skills for Welder

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 126 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

10%

6%

2%

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-4%

-15%

-17%

National Average: AU$54,771

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Welder Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Welder?

Welder in Melbourne:
Work overtime as much a possible and save your money.

Welder in Sydney:
"Welding."
Welding is a good job for anyone coming out of high school. Great pay.

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries


National Average
AU$55,000

Welding
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%