Average Early-Career Welder with Manufacturing Fabrication Skills Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$20.00
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Manufacturing Fabrication skills in San Diego, California is $20.00.
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$15.46
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$20
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$24.59
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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 in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

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 $20.99 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.67 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Fresno, California (26.8% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (19.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (15.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%