Average Mid-Career Welder Hourly Pay

$18.40
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,120
Bonus
$600
Commission
$1,474
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder is $18.40.
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$14.00
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$18.40
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$25.75
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MEDIAN $18.40
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
Bonus
$248 - $5,005
Profit Sharing
$203 - $6,128
Commission
$0 - $600
Total Pay
$30,296 - $63,623

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Design Group and Trinity Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Huntington Ingalls Industries where the average pay is $26.28. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE), earning around $21.00. Design Group pays the lowest at around $17.85. Worthington Industries also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.42.

Career Paths

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Welder
Combo Welder
Welding Inspector (Certified)
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, 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 $15.06 based on 439 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.41 based on 4,866 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.80 based on 2,724 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (28.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (26.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,883 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
49.2%
Experienced
27.6%
Late Career
18.8%