Average Welder Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$20.46
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$1,028
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The average hourly pay for a Welder in Los Angeles, California is $20.46.
10%
$13.09
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$20.46
90%
$44.27
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $44
Bonus
$304 - $59,180
Total Pay
$29,557 - $94,359

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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 Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints 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 $14.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.20 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.68 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.21 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.7% more) and San Diego, California (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (18.1% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (12.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 93 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
30.1%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
32.3%
Late Career
9.7%