Average Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$21.69
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills in Houston, Texas is $21.69.
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$14.62
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$21.69
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$33.06
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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and 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 $19.00 based on 14 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.15 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.31 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.43 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 7.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Norfolk, Virginia (16.6% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (13.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (5.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.9%
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
8.1%