Average Experienced Welder Hourly Pay in Portland, Oregon

$23.94
Avg. Hourly Rate
$4,000
Bonus
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Welder in Portland, Oregon is $23.94.
10%
$19.83
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$23.94
90%
$32.62
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $33
Bonus
$2,000 - $8,000
Total Pay
$41,368 - $69,139

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

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 $18.68 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.30 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (4.4% more) and San Diego, California (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (23.5% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (19.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (13.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Early Career
60.3%
Mid Career
24.1%
Late Career
15.5%