The average hourly pay for a Welder with Aluminum Welding skills in Chicago, Illinois is $17.20.
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Job Description for Welder
A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being we…Read more
- 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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Skills in Welding and Manufacturing Fabrication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.
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Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 46.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (30.5% more) and New York, New York (22.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska (4.1% less).
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