C$50,514
Avg. Salary
C$23.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,009

Bonus

C$1,800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welder is C$23.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder is C$50,514 per year.

C$16.08
10%
C$23.15
50%
C$37.06
90%
MEDIAN C$23.15
C$35k
10%
C$51k
50%
C$99k
90%
MEDIAN C$50,514
C$35,156 - C$99,374
C$35K
C$51K
C$99K
MEDIAN: C$50,514
10%
50%
90%
C$16.08 - C$37.06
C$16
C$23
C$37
MEDIAN: C$23.15
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$99K
Salary C$35,156 - C$99,374
Bonus C$198 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$193 - C$5,106
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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C$34,087 - C$84,949
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 188
Hourly Data C$0C$59
Hourly Rate C$16.08 - C$37.06
Hourly Tips C$5.00
Overtime C$23.87 - C$59.50
Annual Data C$0C$84K
Bonus C$198 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$193 - C$5,106
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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C$34,087 - C$84,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,915

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.

Common Career Paths for Welder


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Popular Skills for Welder

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 603 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 385 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 299 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 125 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,475

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

Welder Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welder?

Welder in Calgary:
"Expensive. I make over 100k a year and can't afford a house."
Pros: Great oil and gas opportunities.
Cons: Boom and bust life. No matter how much money you make save for that rainy day because it always comes.

Welder in Nanaimo:
"More knowledge."
Back in my day we went to welding school, learned how to weld 2 different processes, then went and found a job, learned everything on the job. Now a days schools offer way more.

Welder in Saskatoon:
"Welder."
Pros: Lots of experience in all different kind of trades.
Cons: Doing things that is not under your job title.

Welder in Saskatoon:
"My career path."
Know your career path and plan it in advance.

Welder in Saskatoon:
"I want to be oriented on the work flow of the shop."
Inorder for you to surevive the whole day of working always observed safety before starting your job, and ask your leadhand if something not clear on your understanding.

Welder in Red Lake:
"It sucks."
Dont do it Stress level is through the roof.

Welder in Regina:
Pros: I like being a welder firing thing and making somthing out if nothing.
Cons: I do not get paid as much as I think I should and others being paid more the. Me for doing the same job but not as good and with less experience.

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲10%

National Average
C$50,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲40%

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▲15%

Welder
▲9%


▲5%




National Average
C$50,000


Plasma Cutting
▼8%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%