An Entry-Level Welder in Calgary, Alberta earns an average wage of C$25.30 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

C$11,150 - C$60,608
C$11K
C$40K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$39,996
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50%
90%
C$17.42 - C$32.82
C$17
C$23
C$33
MEDIAN: C$22.98
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$11,150 - C$60,608
Bonus C$1,977
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$33,840 - C$68,865
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$17.42 - C$32.82
Overtime C$17.52 - C$47.01
Annual Data C$0C$68K
Bonus C$1,977
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$33,840 - C$68,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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.

Welder Job Listings

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
25%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲37%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲30%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲26%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲4%

National Average
C$48,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%