Entry-Level Welder Salary

An Entry-Level Welder earns an average wage of $15.63 per hour. A skill in Fabrication is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,042 - $82,752
$24K
$40K
$83K
MEDIAN: $39,736
10%
50%
90%

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$12.01 - $21.86
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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$0$82K
Salary $24,042 - $82,752
Bonus $195.14 - $4,881
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $9,933
Commission $1,300
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,634 - $55,594
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 390
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.01 - $21.86
Hourly Tips $1.33
Overtime $17.48 - $33.16
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $195.14 - $4,881
Commission $1,300
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,634 - $55,594
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,392

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Popular Employer Salaries for Welder

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,441

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Welder Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Welder in Knoxville:
"How cheap they are and how they will cut corners to save mo."
Great place to learn horrible place for long term. They only care about a few of their employees the rest they could care less about.

Welder in Fairbanks:
"It sucks."
Become a certified welding inspector A lot better.

Welder in Chattanooga:
"Weld properly."
Learn all you can about welding different material.

Welder in Denver:
"Run."
Open your own business or union only.

Welder in Johannesburg:
You must love your job as you love your self.

Welder in Fargo:
"Do what you like."
Get certified, otherwise you'll be taken advantage of. Make sure this is what you want to do because this field isn't a pleasant one.

Welder in Goodwater:
"Na."
Be the best and alway look to learn.

Key Stats for Welder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 572 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Fabrication
▲12%

▲7%



▲2%



▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Plasma Cutting
▼1%

Aluminum Welding
▼1%

Welder
▼2%


Machine Operation
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 572 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 32%