Average Mid-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) skills in Los Angeles, California is $21.36.
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $32
Total Pay
$31,627 - $137,479

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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 Manufacturing Fabrication, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Arc Welding, Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).

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 $16.50 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.49 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (1.7% more) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (17.2% less), Dallas, Texas (15.7% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (13.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
Early Career