£24,217
Avg. Salary
£10.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£980

Bonus

£983

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welder is £10.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder is £24,217 per year.

10%
£7.81
10%
£10.66
50%
£15.15
90%
90%
MEDIAN £10.66
10%
£15k
10%
£24k
50%
£36k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £24,217
£15,480 - £35,635
£15K
£24K
£36K
MEDIAN: £24,217
10%
50%
90%
£7.81 - £15.15
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MEDIAN: £10.66
10%
50%
90%
£0£35K
Salary £15,480 - £35,635
Bonus £175 - £3,050
Profit Sharing £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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£16,320 - £34,930
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 199
Hourly Data £0£21
Hourly Rate £7.81 - £15.15
Overtime £10.15 - £21.18
Annual Data £0£34K
Bonus £175 - £3,050
Profit Sharing £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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£16,320 - £34,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 642

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

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

38%

-21%

National Average: £23,731

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
0 %
Male
100 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
₤24,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Arc Welding
▲29%


National Average
₤24,000

▼4%



Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 86%