Average Welder with Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Louisville, Kentucky

$17.11
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$1,448
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Welding skills in Louisville, Kentucky is $17.11.
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$13.49
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$17.11
90%
$27.37
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $27
Bonus
$1,008 - $2,543
Total Pay
$28,454 - $69,752

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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 Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Manufacturing Fabrication and Blueprints.

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 $16.20 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 36.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (22.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (18.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Early Career
53.1%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
25.0%