Average Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) skills is $18.29.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
$199 - $4,997
Profit Sharing
$303 - $5,152
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$29,941 - $63,822

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Job Description for Welder

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.
The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Trinity Inc and FreightCar America. Reported salaries are highest at Huntington Ingalls Industries where the average pay is $25.17. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Gunderson, Inc., earning around $24.99 and $20.49, respectively. Trinity Inc pays the lowest at around $17.89. FreightCar America and American Railcar Industries also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.50 and $18.98, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An entry-level Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.24 based on 66 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.86 based on 1,108 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.81 based on 727 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.97 based on 742 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (22.8% more) and Houston, Texas (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.6% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (0.2% less).

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