Average Early-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in St. Louis, Missouri

$15.95
Avg. Hourly Rate
$925
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills in St. Louis, Missouri is $15.95.
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$14.88
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$15.95
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$17.22
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$15 - $17
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$0 - $925
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$32,561 - $44,030
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What Do Welders Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).
Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (24.4% more) and Newport News, Virginia (20.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.3% less).