Average Early-Career Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Fort Worth, Texas

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills in Fort Worth, Texas is $16.79.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $20
Total Pay
$32,406 - $54,528

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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.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Blueprints, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (8.5% more) and San Diego, California (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (12.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (9.2% less).