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

The average rate for a Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills is C$24.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$37,406 - C$97,665
C$37K
C$50K
C$98K
MEDIAN: C$50,153
10%
50%
90%
C$16.80 - C$39.02
C$17
C$25
C$39
MEDIAN: C$25.07
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$97K
Salary C$37,406 - C$97,665
Bonus C$97.87 - C$4,919
Profit Sharing C$986 - C$6,082
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$36,132 - C$90,857
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data C$0C$61
Hourly Rate C$16.80 - C$39.02
Hourly Tips C$5.00
Overtime C$24.59 - C$61.44
Annual Data C$0C$90K
Bonus C$97.87 - C$4,919
Profit Sharing C$986 - C$6,082
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$36,132 - C$90,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 889

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$46,000 based on 277 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$60,000 based on 194 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$65,000 based on 142 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$71,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$54,190

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

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
C$54,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 24%