Average Experienced Welder Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$25.28
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Welder in Los Angeles, California is $25.28.
10%
$15.66
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$25.28
90%
$56.17
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $56
Bonus
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$29,614 - $134,045

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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 Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Blueprints.

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 $20.56 based on 22 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 New York, New York earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (27.6% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (23.5% less) and Denver, Colorado (18.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 64 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
34.4%
Late Career
14.1%