The average wage for a Welder in Calgary, Alberta is C$29.66 per hour.

C$20,134 - C$79,463
C$20K
C$46K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$46,299
10%
50%
90%
C$19.16 - C$39.30
C$19
C$29
C$39
MEDIAN: C$28.86
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$86K
Salary C$20,134 - C$79,463
Bonus C$1,983
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$37,910 - C$86,529
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data C$0C$62
Hourly Rate C$19.16 - C$39.30
Overtime C$29.19 - C$62.08
Annual Data C$0C$86K
Bonus C$1,983
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$37,910 - C$86,529
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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

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$55,000 based on 21 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$65,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$68,000 based on 8 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$85,000 based on 5 salaries.

Welder Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Calgary?

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.

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
C$61,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries





Welding
▲5%

National Average
C$61,000

Aluminum Welding
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 14%