$42,759
Avg. Salary
$16.24
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$992

Bonus

$1,474

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Or Brazer is $16.24 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Or Brazer is $42,759 per year.

$11.81
10%
$16.24
50%
$25.64
90%
MEDIAN $16.24
$28k
10%
$43k
50%
$132k
90%
MEDIAN $42,759
$27,834 - $132,000
$28K
$43K
$130K
MEDIAN: $42,759
10%
50%
90%

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$11.81 - $25.64
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.24
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$0$132K
Salary $27,834 - $132,000
Bonus $98.26 - $5,500
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$25,267 - $66,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.81 - $25.64
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.12 - $41.77
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $98.26 - $5,500
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$25,267 - $66,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 481

Job Description for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

A welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer is a longer title for the position that most people simply call welding. Some welders exclusively weld, but others are required to cut, solder, and/or braze as part of their job. Either way, the most important part of being a welder is safety, and one must always fulfill the quality requirements as well.

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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Tasks
  • Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment.

Common Career Paths for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Welders sometimes become Welding Engineers, where the average income is $71K per year. Typical career progression for a Welder involves becoming a Certified Welding Inspector or a Welder Lead Hand, roles that pay $20K more and $7K more on average.

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation and Aluminum Welding. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Pay by Experience for a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 77 salaries. A Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 54 salaries.

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer?

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer in Jersey City:
"Good lucation."
Pros: Good lucation & benifets
Cons: Good salary

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer in Denver:
"Wages Don’t Meet Cost of Living."
Pros: 4 days on 3 off. Ample time to enjoy the outdoors
Cons: Traffic

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Key Stats for Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries

▲38%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer Salaries





▲11%


▲6%


Welding
▲2%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
▲2%


National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%