Average Early-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

$20.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
$1,000
Bonus
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) skills in Seattle, Washington is $20.00.
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$15.10
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$20
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$28.57
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$31,409 - $70,017
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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 Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

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 $24.68 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.00 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 4.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newport News, Virginia (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12.3% less), Tulsa, Oklahoma (11.5% less) and Fort Worth, Texas (8.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
45.0%
Late Career
25.0%