Average Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$19.77
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$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills in Houston, Texas is $19.77.
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$14.62
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$19.77
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$28.54
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$32,101 - $83,483

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

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

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 $20.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.16 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.64 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.80 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (10.3% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.9% less) and Sacramento, California (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 59 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
28.8%
Experienced
13.6%
Late Career
11.9%