The average wage for a Welder is AU$25.35 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$35,958 - AU$96,984
AU$36K
AU$56K
AU$97K
MEDIAN: AU$56,500
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.53 - AU$34.82
AU$20
AU$25
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$25.33
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$96K
Salary AU$35,958 - AU$96,984
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,120
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$40,618 - AU$78,149
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$19.53 - AU$34.82
Hourly Tips AU$0.70
Overtime AU$26.33 - AU$54.74
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,120
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$40,618 - AU$78,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 597

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$61K

Trinity Inc
24 profiles
$36,639

$44,438

$40,031

$52,438

$32,806

Tenneco Inc
14 profiles
$38,693

$38,205

$31,777

$38,212

$39,520

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

National Average: AU$53,841

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲9%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries


Welding
▲1%


National Average
AU$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 90%