A Mid-Career Welder in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$23.97 per hour.

AU$41,931 - AU$61,042
AU$52K
MEDIAN: AU$52,495
50%
AU$19.22 - AU$35.65
AU$19
AU$25
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$25.47
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$75K
Salary AU$52,495
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$38,980 - AU$75,015
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$19.22 - AU$35.65
Hourly Tips AU$0.26
Overtime AU$35.97
Annual Data AU$0AU$75K
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$38,980 - AU$75,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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.

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Key Stats for Welder

5-9 years
68%
10-19 years
32%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

National Average
AU$53,000


▼7%


Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 82%