Average Early-Career Welder with Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$16.59
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$986
Bonus
$1,458
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Welding skills is $16.59.
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$12.58
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$16.59
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$22.87
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $23
Bonus
$103 - $4,962
Profit Sharing
$309 - $4,768
Total Pay
$27,183 - $54,699

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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, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

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 $15.29 based on 177 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.45 based on 1,269 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.79 based on 1,136 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (15.3% more) and Houston, Texas (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Louisville, Kentucky (2.4% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (2.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,268 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Mid Career
38.8%
Experienced
34.8%
Late Career
21.0%