£24,069
Avg. Salary
£10.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£981

Profit Sharing

£750

The average pay for a Welder is £10.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder is £24,069 per year.

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$10
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$15
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$37k
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MEDIAN $24,069
£15,044 - £37,350
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£24K
£37K
MEDIAN: £24,069
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90%
£7.61 - £14.93
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£10
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MEDIAN: £10.38
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50%
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£0£37K
Salary £15,044 - £37,350
Bonus £149 - £2,604
Profit Sharing £750
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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£15,860 - £35,343
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data £0£21
Hourly Rate £7.61 - £14.93
Overtime £10.14 - £21.06
Annual Data £0£35K
Bonus £149 - £2,604
Profit Sharing £750
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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£15,860 - £35,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 626

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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Popular Skills for Welder

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 ₤21,000 based on 183 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 ₤23,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤24,000 based on 139 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 ₤26,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

40%

-20%

National Average: £23,305

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

Welder Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Welder?

Welder in London:
"Travel to gain experience."
Wishing I had travelled and worked abroad given the chance to earn more elsewhere .

Welder in Maidenhead:
"Needs of employment."
Don't believe in promise. Nothing going to change. Improvements in your skills are not in place to achieve ( certificate or licence)

Welder in Colchester:
Work hard it will pay off in the end !

Welder in Liverpool:
"Health and Saftey."
Be cautious about what your doing what your breathing in and enjoy your job.

Welder in Bradford:
"Wages."
Try find a better career.

Welder in derrylin:
"Excellent."
Pros: What I like the most? Hmmm, welding of course:) Gain new experience, learn as much as I can & do the greatest job I can.
Cons: I don't like grinding:P I also don't like when someone tries to hurry me because it's a responsible job and it needs to be done well and precizious.

Welder in Manchester:
"Stressful."
Pros: Seeing the finished product. And hope the customer is happy.
Cons: The way the boss speaks to a few of us.

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Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
₤23,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Arc Welding
▲31%


National Average
₤23,000

▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 86%