Average Mid-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Skills Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$22.79
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) skills in San Diego, California is $22.79.
25%
$20.35
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$22.79
75%
$24.20
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints, 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 $19.35 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.84 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (22.4% less), Dallas, Texas (21.0% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (18.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
61.3%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
16.1%