Average Mid-Career Welder with Plasma Cutting Skills Hourly Pay

$17.94
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$1,625
Bonus
$1,350
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Plasma Cutting skills is $17.94.
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$13.66
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$17.94
90%
$25.05
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$302 - $5,190
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5,960
Total Pay
$30,093 - $61,810

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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 Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $14.51 based on 37 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.99 based on 720 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.96 based on 465 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 38.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tulsa, Oklahoma (30.8% more) and Memphis, Tennessee (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (21.4% less), Tampa, Florida (10.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,507 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
47.8%
Experienced
30.9%
Late Career
18.9%