Average Mid-Career Welder Hourly Pay in Newport News, Virginia

$24.26
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder in Newport News, Virginia is $24.26.
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$19.49
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$24.26
90%
$30.41
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Hourly Rate
$19 - $30
Total Pay
$41,031 - $78,012

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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), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) 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 $17.53 based on 8 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.47 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 based on 6 salaries.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Entry Level
25.8%
Early Career
54.8%
Experienced
19.4%