Entry-Level Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Salary (Canada)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills is C$21.11 per hour.

C$30,410 - C$72,483
C$30K
C$48K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$48,084
10%
50%
90%
C$15.57 - C$31.81
C$16
C$21
C$32
MEDIAN: C$20.66
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$77K
Salary C$30,410 - C$72,483
Bonus C$194 - C$4,137
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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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C$32,918 - C$77,412
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data C$0C$50
Hourly Rate C$15.57 - C$31.81
Hourly Tips C$10.00
Overtime C$21.47 - C$50.88
Annual Data C$0C$77K
Bonus C$194 - C$4,137
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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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C$32,918 - C$77,412
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 455

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
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%