Average Mid-Career Welder Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$20.68
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$1,011
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder in Los Angeles, California is $20.68.
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$14.65
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$20.68
90%
$44.38
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $44
Bonus
$0 - $1,011
Total Pay
$30,766 - $95,511

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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, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Welding, Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).

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 $13.23 based on 5 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.21 based on 31 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 16.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (21.1% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 76 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
40.8%
Experienced
40.8%
Late Career
11.8%