Average Mid-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in San Antonio, Texas

$18.00
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills in San Antonio, Texas is $18.00.
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$15.12
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$18
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$24.09
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$15 - $24
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$41,123 - $89,675
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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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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Plasma Cutting, Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 50.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (49.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (38.8% more).

Years of Experience

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Early Career
100.0%