Average Mid-Career Welder with Blueprints Skills Hourly Pay

$18.33
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$1,229
Bonus
$1,100
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Blueprints skills is $18.33.
10%
$14.14
MEDIAN
$18.33
90%
$25.18
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$199 - $5,013
Profit Sharing
$98 - $4,085
Total Pay
$30,674 - $61,250

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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 and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) 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 $15.25 based on 63 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 1,456 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.62 based on 933 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Welder in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 30.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (10.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,051 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
47.7%
Experienced
30.6%
Late Career
19.6%