Average Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in San Antonio, Texas

$16.22
Avg. Hourly Rate
$9,594
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills in San Antonio, Texas is $16.22.
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$10.07
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$16.22
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$25.53
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$10 - $26
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$0 - $9,594
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$21,011 - $89,350
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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 that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Blueprints, Manufacturing Fabrication, 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 $15.10 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (34.9% more) and San Diego, California (34.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15 survey responses.
Early Career
66.7%
Mid Career
33.3%