$50,134
Avg. Salary
$20.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,350

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Combo Welder is $20.33 per hour.

The average pay for a Combo Welder is $50,134 per year.

10%
$14.42
10%
$20.33
50%
$33.40
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.33
10%
$31k
10%
$50k
50%
$86k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $50,134
$31,409 - $86,497
$31K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $50,134
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50%
90%

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$14.42 - $33.40
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.33
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$0$86K
Salary $31,409 - $86,497
Bonus $101 - $5,076
Profit Sharing $15.21 - $9,863
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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$31,854 - $81,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.42 - $33.40
Hourly Tips $0.58
Overtime $19.86 - $47.12
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $101 - $5,076
Profit Sharing $15.21 - $9,863
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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$31,854 - $81,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 910

Job Description

Combo welders join metal using welding equipment, but usually do not specialize in a particular type of welding. Specific duties of this position can vary by employer, so combo welders are expected to be well-versed in all types of welding, including MIG, TIG, Stick, and Flux Core. This means a significant amount of training is required for this position, which often includes two years of study at a trade school followed by up to four years of apprenticeship with a skilled welder.

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Common Career Paths


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For Combo Welders, advancing into a Pipe Welder role, for which the median salary is $53K, is not common but it does happen. Many Combo Welders choose to become Welders and Tig Welders as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $8K less and $7K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Survey results suggest that Combo Welders put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Pipe Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Aluminum Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Fluxed Core Arc Welding also know Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Combo Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Combo Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 194 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Combo Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 176 salaries. An experienced Combo Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 175 salaries. A Combo Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,947

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

Surpassing the national average by 68 percent, Combo Welders in Baton Rouge receive some of the highest pay in the country. Combo Welders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+60 percent), Houston (+32 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Tulsa (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Seattle and Columbus (12 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Combo Welder?

Combo Welder in Lafayette:
Pros: It is where I live. Close commute and good food.
Cons: There is not enough work in the surrounding area.

Combo Welder in Chesapeake:
"I love it."
Pros: The opportunity to learn more. The ability to see finished work. Opportunity to better my skills.
Cons: The pay, the recognition, the lack of an opportunity to advance, the disorganization.

Combo Welder in Columbia:
"The dangers."
First do research of the job,

Combo Welder in Lewistown:
"Enjoyable."
Pros: I love to welding, I get better every day I go to work.
Cons: There is a lot of repitition where I work. For example, I will make 1000 of the same peice for a sraight month.

Combo Welder in Saint Paul:
"Lots of new challenges."
Pros: The changes from day to day. You rarely do the same sign twice.
Cons: The lack of detail in some of the prints.

Combo Welder in Jasper:
"HOW REPEDITIVE THE WORK CAN BE."
SETTLE IN AND THEN START SUGGESTING NEW IDEAS FOR IMPROVEMENT.

Combo Welder in Lynchburg:
Pros:
Cons: Im only getting paid 11.50 with my exp. Of 5 years.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼7%

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲11%



Blueprints
▲1%


National Average
$47,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼2%


Welding
▼19%

Aluminum Welding
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%