The average wage for a Mid-Career Welder with Welding skills is AU$25.58 per hour.

AU$31,200 - AU$66,250
AU$31K
AU$53K
AU$66K
MEDIAN: AU$53,468
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.87 - AU$36.56
AU$20
AU$25
AU$37
MEDIAN: AU$25.45
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$31,200 - AU$66,250
Bonus AU$3,750
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$40,467 - AU$78,342
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$19.87 - AU$36.56
Hourly Tips AU$1.40
Overtime AU$21.85 - AU$54.36
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$3,750
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$40,467 - AU$78,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,556

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

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
5-9 years
64%
10-19 years
36%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 87%