Welder in Denver, Colorado Salary

A Welder in Denver, Colorado earns an average wage of $17.89 per hour. A skill in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,884 - $61,674
$50K
MEDIAN: $50,000
50%

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$12.96 - $58.17
$13
$18
$58
MEDIAN: $18.31
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90%

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$0$85K
Salary $50,000
Bonus $500
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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$32,807 - $85,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $12.96 - $58.17
Overtime $19.88 - $30.75
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $500
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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$32,807 - $85,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Welder

A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being welded are done properly. Various welding equipment, will be used, such as stick welders and cutting torches. In some jobs, the ability to use CAD software is essential. It is also often a requirement to be able to read sketches and blueprints. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be self-motivated. This job can be physically strenuous, and the work environment can sometimes be loud and uncomfortable.

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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.

About Denver, Colorado

Denver County, Colorado
682,545
Male:
341,137 (50.0%)
Female:
341,408 (50.0%)
Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is ranked as a Beta- world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. With a 2015 estimated...
Denver:
$58,003
Colorado:
$63,909
$1,094
Denver:
$316,700
Colorado:
$283,800
3.2%

Welder Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 14 salaries. A Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Welder

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲25%

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Welder Salaries

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲25%


Plasma Cutting
▲6%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲4%

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
▲3%

Blueprints
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%


Pipe Welding
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼6%

Aluminum Welding
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 33%