Average Welder Hourly Pay

$18.54
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$14.11
MEDIAN
$18.54
90%
$26.79

The average hourly pay for a Welder is $18.54

Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
Bonus
$151 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$310 - $6k
Commission
$0 - $20k
Total Pay
$30k - $61k
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What Do Welders Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Welder

3.6 out of 5
(1,854)
Highly Satisfied
206Reviews
Based on 1,854 responses, the job of Welder has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.61 out of 5. On average, Welders are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
96.0%
Female
3.8%
Prefer to self-define
0.1%
This data is based on 4,113 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

69%

Dental

55%

Vision

47%

None

30%