Average Welder Hourly Pay in San Francisco, California

$27.50
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The average hourly pay for a Welder in San Francisco, California is $27.50.
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$17.88
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$27.50
90%
$47.91
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $48
Total Pay
$43,387 - $101,293

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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, 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 $23.00 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
Early Career
35.3%
Mid Career
35.3%
Late Career
29.4%