Average Entry-Level Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Skills Hourly Pay

$15.24
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$983
Bonus
$400
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) skills is $15.24.
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$11.80
MEDIAN
$15.24
90%
$20.79
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$103 - $58,175
Profit Sharing
$304 - $12,000
Total Pay
$25,348 - $53,024

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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 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 Arc Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.92 based on 1,074 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.84 based on 726 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.03 based on 720 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,069 survey responses.
Early Career
35.0%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
17.9%