AU$25.33
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Welder in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average wage of AU$25.83 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$56,000 - AU$82,678
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$78,643
50%
AU$17.67 - AU$35.69
AU$18
AU$25
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$25.33
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$78,643
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$37,818 - AU$82,362
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$17.67 - AU$35.69
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$36.67
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
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$37,818 - AU$82,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲3%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

▲10%


National Average
AU$56,000


Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 75%