Average Experienced Welder with Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$19.81
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$1,487
Bonus
$1,977
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Welder with Welding skills is $19.81.
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$14.82
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$19.81
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$29.41
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$288 - $5,068
Profit Sharing
$604 - $8,940
Total Pay
$31,676 - $72,649
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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, 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 $15.30 based on 179 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.68 based on 2,118 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.44 based on 1,258 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 51.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (27.4% more) and Houston, Texas (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,234 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
50.0%
Mid Career
29.7%
Late Career
16.0%