The average hourly pay for a Welder Lead Hand in Australia is AU$30.08.
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AU$22 - AU$41
AU$504 - AU$4,500
AU$46,268 - AU$90,442
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Job Description for Welder Lead Hand
Welding is a physically strenuous job that is a vital part of fields such as construction and automobile manufacturing. In many instances, several people perform different welding jobs for a project, working either according to their specialties or on the work that must be completed most quickly. Groups of welders are overseen by a welder lead hand. Lead hands are found in several other areas of construction and manufacturing work; like other lead hands, the welder lead hand directly supervises …Read more
Welder Lead Hand 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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Popular Skills for Welder Lead Hand
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Manufacturing Fabrication.
Pay by Experience Level for Welder Lead Hand
An early career Welder Lead Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.00 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Welder Lead Hand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$31.00 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Welder Lead Hand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.11 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$32.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Welder Lead Hand in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (4.2% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.3% less).
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