Average Early-Career Welder with Blueprints Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$16.16
Avg. Hourly Rate
$450
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Blueprints skills in Chicago, Illinois is $16.16.
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$15.40
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$16.16
75%
$17.72
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$15 - $18
Bonus
$0 - $450
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$32,136 - $43,425
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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 Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Welding and Plasma Cutting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.75 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (10.1% more) and Houston, Texas (7.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Mid Career
54.5%
Late Career
45.5%