Average Welder with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$17.18
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$1,250
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Machine Operation skills is $17.18.
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$11.95
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$17.18
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$22.19
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MEDIAN $17.18
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$972 - $3,561
Total Pay
$25,010 - $49,865

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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.

Career Paths

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Welder
Combo Welder
Welding Inspector (Certified)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, 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 early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.49 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.56 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.74 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
27.8%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
9.3%