Average Early-Career Welder with Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$16.47
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Welding skills in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $16.47.
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$15.67
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$16.47
75%
$21.84
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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 Blueprints, Manufacturing Fabrication and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.38 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (18.6% more) and Houston, Texas (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Louisville, Kentucky (1.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Mid Career
38.5%
Experienced
61.5%