Average Welder Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Welder is $19.77 in 2023

Hourly Rate
$15 - $28
$196 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$198 - $6k
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$31k - $61k
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3.6 out of 5
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FAQs About Welders

What is the highest pay for Welders?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Welder is $28.31 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Welders?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Welder is $14.96 / hour

How can Welders increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Welder is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Welder that oversees more junior Welders, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.