Average Early-Career Welder with Manufacturing Fabrication Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$17.18
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$2,350
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Manufacturing Fabrication skills in Houston, Texas is $17.18.
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$11.85
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$17.18
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$25.08
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What Do Welders Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills in Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.90 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.49 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fresno, California (14.8% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (5.8% less) and Portland, Oregon (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Mid Career
49.0%
Experienced
26.5%
Late Career
24.5%