The average pay for a Welder with Welding skills is C$24.54 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

C$34,933 - C$118,359
C$35K
C$50K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$49,656
10%
50%
90%
C$16.43 - C$37.70
C$16
C$24
C$38
MEDIAN: C$24.19
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$118K
Salary C$34,933 - C$118,359
Bonus C$199 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$1.01 - C$3,973
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$34,869 - C$85,539
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data C$0C$59
Hourly Rate C$16.43 - C$37.70
Overtime C$20.75 - C$59.62
Annual Data C$0C$85K
Bonus C$199 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$1.01 - C$3,973
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$34,869 - C$85,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 419

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 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$47,000 based on 130 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$54,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 80 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$69,000 based on 37 salaries.

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
C$52,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%