Average Early-Career Welder with Blueprints Skills Hourly Pay in Denver, Colorado

$18.19
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Blueprints skills in Denver, Colorado is $18.19.
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$16.21
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$18.19
90%
$28.60
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$16 - $29
Total Pay
$32,369 - $61,264

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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 Manufacturing Fabrication and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Arc Welding, Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.89 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.44 based on 5 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 Portland, Oregon earn an average of 7.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.8% less), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (7.4% less) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 24 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
29.2%