Average Welder Hourly Pay in Sacramento, California

$19.20
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$900
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The average hourly pay for a Welder in Sacramento, California is $19.20.
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$14.90
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$19.20
90%
$28.89
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$0 - $900
Total Pay
$32,754 - $74,657

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) 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 $17.39 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.14 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.5% more) and San Diego, California (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.2% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
29.0%
Late Career
11.3%