Average Welder Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$20.29
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,487
Bonus
$500
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The average hourly pay for a Welder in Houston, Texas is $20.29.
10%
$14.10
10%
$20.29
50%
$31.29
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90%
MEDIAN $20.29
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $31
Bonus
$100 - $5,139
Profit Sharing
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$30,096 - $83,227

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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.

Career Paths

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Welder
Combo Welder
Welding Inspector (Certified)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in 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, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and 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 $16.11 based on 16 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 119 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.53 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.63 based on 49 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (18.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (10.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 297 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
40.1%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
13.1%