Average Early-Career Welder Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$18.06
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$1,464
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder in Houston, Texas is $18.06.
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$13.58
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$18.06
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$26.95
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
Bonus
$485 - $3,091
Total Pay
$29,870 - $77,169

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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and 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 $16.48 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.28 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.11 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (6.5% more) and New York, New York (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.6% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 166 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.0%
Mid Career
41.6%
Experienced
27.1%
Late Career
22.3%