Average Welder with Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$20.09
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$1,536
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Welding skills in Houston, Texas is $20.09.
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$14.11
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$20.09
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$30.84
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$14 - $31
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$776 - $4,983
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$29,147 - $84,498
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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

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 $17.18 based on 10 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.65 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.68 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.38 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.1% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 142 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
13.4%