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Average Welder with Arc Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$18.19
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,020
Bonus
$1,300
Commission
$1,100
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Arc Welding skills is $18.19.
10%
$13.13
MEDIAN
$18.19
90%
$27.70
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
Bonus
$79 - $5,010
Profit Sharing
$206 - $6,787
Commission
$0 - $1,300
Total Pay
$29,279 - $69,176
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What Do Welders Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Welder

The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Trinity Inc, General Electric Co (GE) and Design Group. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $24.66. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Design Group, earning around $17.80. Republic Services Inc pays the lowest at around $16.85. Trinity Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.34.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

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 $15.18 based on 54 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.25 based on 388 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.49 based on 287 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.87 based on 332 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 41.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (21.6% more) and Houston, Texas (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (9.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,361 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
28.5%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
22.0%