Average Mid-Career Welder with Aluminum Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$18.19
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$986
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Aluminum Welding skills is $18.19.
10%
$14.25
MEDIAN
$18.19
90%
$25.13
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$304 - $4,932
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5,960
Total Pay
$30,307 - $65,097

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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, Blueprints and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding 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 $14.27 based on 38 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.24 based on 665 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.47 based on 516 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Mobile, Alabama (23.9% more) and Houston, Texas (23.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (8.7% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,625 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
40.9%
Experienced
31.8%
Late Career
25.0%