AU$26.59
Avg. Hourly Rate
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An Experienced Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills earns an average wage of AU$27.48 per hour.

AU$43,144 - AU$78,350
AU$43K
AU$57K
AU$78K
MEDIAN: AU$57,288
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50%
90%
AU$21.28 - AU$34.39
AU$21
AU$27
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$26.59
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$79K
Salary AU$43,144 - AU$78,350
Bonus AU$1,000
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$44,460 - AU$79,559
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data AU$0AU$61
Hourly Rate AU$21.28 - AU$34.39
Overtime AU$34.00 - AU$61.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$79K
Bonus AU$1,000
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$44,460 - AU$79,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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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Pay Difference by Location

26%

18%

-7%

National Average: AU$56,178

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

Key Stats for Welder

10-19 years
77%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%