Average Early-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Dallas, Texas

$22.41
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills in Dallas, Texas is $22.41.
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$18
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$23.77
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Arc Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.69 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.00 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (32.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (27.0% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (21.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%